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Silky Floral Cropped Bodice Top

Added Jan 20, 2014

by nadia r

Akl, New Zealand






Bodice Top – BurdaStyle 04/2013 #115

I sewed this top over only 4 days. Stoked. The material is from the 70s, its smooth and slinky, and also frays super easy. Once again I had exactly enough of this fabric remnant in my vintage stash to make this top. The fit is good, its just that my abdomen is usually the culprit, as it is my problem area lol; and I also have a long torso, so the belly is bound to be exposed. I suspect the hook and eye tape, which I’ve put down the front, isn’t technically supposed to be visible when sewing it on to garments. I broke a needle going over the hook and eyes because I didn’t manually turn the needle uptake knob. With this top being cropped in style a high waist skirt or pants could match well; here I only had this office-y grey skirt in my wardrobe to match it up with, but you can see the silhouette I was going for lol. Location: Parnell

Material Notes

70s floral satiny/silky/nylony-blend woven fabric, black hook and eye tape, sew in interfacing




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Romantic, Vintage, Evening Wear, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Victorian, Rock
Cotton, Blends, Satin

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    Apr 8, 2016, 11.42 AMby nadia r

    Sure its fussy lol, but I just had to alter the officey-grey skirt into a darker/blacker hue, by adjusting the tone using a Photo editing tool. I think its gonna be a good friend of mine! Not the tidiest job though haha. #filter

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    Apr 6, 2014, 07.33 AMby kelerabeus

    Oh my God, I love this so much! And I’m not even a bustier kind of girl :) This flower print is plain beautiful, it’s gonna look smashing with some high waisted skirt.

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      Apr 8, 2014, 05.45 PMby nadia r

      Thank you! I’m not a bustier girl either haha, but they’re starting to grow on me now lol.

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    Jan 24, 2014, 02.49 PMby zsyzu

    Very pretty! It’s so flattering too. Your waist is teeny tiny!

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      Jan 25, 2014, 12.34 PMby nadia r

      haha thanks heaps ;)

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    Jan 21, 2014, 08.41 PMby kisses

    Lovely nice and style

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      Jan 22, 2014, 04.15 AMby nadia r

      Thanks alot ;) My friends want it after seeing the pic, oh no, but I’d sew them another one in different fabric, haha…

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    Jan 21, 2014, 01.15 PMby nadia r

    Thanks so much lovelies! Feel pleasantly surprised its well received – but the shape/pattern IS terrific, isn’t it, and not to mention the fabric – my friends’ mum (who gave me her vintage 70s fabric remnants) has good taste alright! x

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    Jan 20, 2014, 09.39 PMby asperge11

    I love this so much! The style and fabric are just perfect!!

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      Jan 21, 2014, 01.15 PMby nadia r

      yay thanks =P

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    Jan 20, 2014, 05.46 PMby Moimisie

    Super sexy! Great job!!

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      Jan 21, 2014, 01.16 PMby nadia r

      thanks =P

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    Jan 20, 2014, 04.18 PMby yenny lee


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      Jan 21, 2014, 01.16 PMby nadia r


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    Jan 20, 2014, 03.44 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    This is gorgeous Nadia! You have done a great job!

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      Jan 21, 2014, 01.16 PMby nadia r

      thank u luv XX

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      Jan 22, 2014, 05.20 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Congrats on being featured!:)

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      Jan 22, 2014, 06.52 PMby nadia r

      Thanks such a buzz!

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    Jan 20, 2014, 03.42 PMby liliv-1

    This fabric is gorgeous, I love it!

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      Jan 21, 2014, 01.16 PMby nadia r

      i know, & thanks luv =P

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    Jan 20, 2014, 10.23 AMby Mary Athey

    I love your version of this bodice. Its hot hot hot and gorgeous on you. Xx

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      Jan 21, 2014, 01.16 PMby nadia r

      thanks luv for that, so appreciated X

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