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Lady Grey retro top

Added Jun 30, 2012

by janene

London, United K...






I couldn’t wait to make this top. And I wasn’t disappointed. I dyed some eyelet blend fabric with black dye to achieve this grey linen look! I expected it wouldn’t completely dye black but I am more than happy with the result. Kind of looks like linen now! The pattern is from Burda Magazine, issue 5/2012 and is a great little timeless retro number which will be great for work with pencil skirts. I will definitely make this again, in a different colour fabric but perhaps a little smaller and make the neckline a little wider. Other than that, no other alterations needed. Another doozy from Burda! More details “here”:

Material Notes

Thrifted poly cotton blend eyelet fabric, dyed.




Garment Type

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    Jul 17, 2012, 06.05 PMby Irina Schwab

    I see it now. It is sooo gorgeous! I will try it in the embroidered fabric as well. To be honest, I have the fabric but I did not want to risk it, so I tried it on linen because I had loads :-)

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    Jul 2, 2012, 08.35 AMby chula123

    Hi Janene, fab job ! love what you did with the fabric, colour came out perfect ! I agree with you, this is an easy but effective pattern. Looking at yours makes me want to do another one :-)))

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    Jul 1, 2012, 12.38 PMby bjr99

    The fabric is beautiful. be sure you test a swatch in the wash to be sure it is colorfast!

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    Jun 30, 2012, 06.31 PMby skeeler

    Love. Cute little flower too.

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      Jun 30, 2012, 07.05 PMby janene

      Thank you Skeeler :-)

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    Jun 30, 2012, 05.01 PMby Testosterone

    LUV your use of dye! A provocative transformation – it reads very stylish.

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      Jun 30, 2012, 07.05 PMby janene

      Thank you :-)

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