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Little knot top

Added Jan 17, 2012

by The Tropical...

Singapore, Singa...

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Description

This fabric takes honours as one of the few pieces I actually cut into within a week after purchase. I really wanted a top, and wanted to showcase this gorgeous pattern. There was only a metre of the fabric however.

I did think about it for it a fair bit (a week’s worth of travel time, shower time and dream time surely counts) but couldn’t come up with anything better than this. Maybe there’s just a problem with my imagination.

I based this on a shift dress pattern and had a grand time fitting and fitting the back darts to give it a bit of shape. I have quite a swayback, but I managed to make it fit quite well at the back (even Mr Tropical agreed!) so I’m proud of myself.

I had to figure out the knotted-neck-hole thing myself. I was ambitious and wanted to line it and all with contrasting melon fabric, which turned out to be a bit too much for my low skillz! But oh well, I think it looks okay.

I did take pics of the whole process so if anyone is interested in making a similar one (less the contrast strip, since mine turned out sucky) and wants to see my clunky inelegant method, let me know and I’ll post.

More details here

Material Notes

1 metre quilting cotton

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Tanks/T’s

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    Jan 27, 2012, 03.39 PMby The Tropical Sewist

    Um, could someone please tell me where all these views are coming from? I can’t figure it out! (it’s very flattering though)

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    Jan 24, 2012, 05.14 PMby memoryseed

    Very cute top!

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    Jan 18, 2012, 10.43 PMby mollykatherine

    Love it!!

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    Jan 18, 2012, 05.48 PMby bofa

    very cute bow :)

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    Jan 17, 2012, 10.37 PMby thinker

    I agree with the other commenters, looks great!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 08.23 PMby turtlegirl00

    This is darling! the cutout is so cute and the bow—it is fun and unique!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 03.31 PMby groovymama

    This is absolutely fantastic. Love the little knot!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 06.18 AMby CationDesigns

    Love the cutout and the tie knot! If I had that fabric I would be itching to make it up too!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 04.47 AMby leahfranqui

    I love this cut out, please please show us how! Looks lovely, I love it!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 03.44 AMby schnui

    This top is more than OK, it is so lovely and looks so nice on you. I too love the cut-out and bow detail which finishes this top to perfection. Good for you!!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 03.44 AMby schnui

    This top is more than OK, it is so lovely and looks so nice on you. I too love the cut-out and bow detail which finishes this top to perfection. Good for you!!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 02.33 AMby mandrych

    That is really well thought out! Like to make one myself!

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      Jan 18, 2012, 11.43 AMby The Tropical Sewist

      Please do! Id love to see it. Í’ll post my tute when I’ve edited the photos!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 02.11 AMby madebymeg

    so cute!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 01.30 AMby poppykettle

    That little cutout is divine! And you fabric is super-cute – no wonder you cut into it straight away. Hope you enjoy wearing your creation!

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