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Floral Cropped Bodice Top

Added Jan 20, 2014

by nadia r

Auckland, New Ze...






Bodice Top – BurdaStyle 04/2013 #115

I sewed this top over only 4 days. Stoked. The fabric is from the 70s, its smooth and slinky, and also frays super easy. Once again I had exactly enough of a remnant found in my vintage stash to make this top. The fit is good, its just my abdomen that is usually the culprit, as it is my problem area lol. I also suspect the hook and eye tape, which I’ve put down the front, isn’t actually 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. It looks kind of continental, and as it is cropped, a high waist skirt or pants would match well I would think. You can posh it up, or keep it casual, whatever your mood takes. Pics were taken at my auntie’s house lol.

Material Notes

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




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Classic, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Blends, Satin

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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… Am pleasantly surprised its so well received… but the shape/pattern IS terrific, isn’t it? and not to mention the fabric – my friends’ mum has good taste, doesn’t she? …gave me her vintage remnants.

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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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