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pleated top

Added Feb 10, 2010

by brianac18

Chicago, Illinoi...






I converted Vogue pattern 8353 into a shirt.

I love this pattern and am still waiting for the right fabric to make this dress. But I had a lot of purple cotton left over from another project so I made a top version.

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    Feb 11, 2010, 10.28 AMby anajan


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    Feb 11, 2010, 05.46 AMby 5294sandras

    I love the detail – Great job!!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 11.20 PMby ncn6

    Ah, I recognized this pattern immediately! I actually just finished making the dress in a blue and green plaid. Right now I only have some camera in the mirror try-on pics, but I’ll post it soon when I can get my partner to take some pictures for me. How did the sizing come out for you? Mine was definitely a little wacky on the first attempt.

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      Feb 11, 2010, 03.29 PMby brianac18

      The sizing worked ok for me—but obviously i didn’t have to worry about matching plaid…i’m betting that’ll make a difference. I’ll keep a look out for your dress, green and blue sounds great.

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      Feb 11, 2010, 05.55 PMby ncn6

      I used a smaller plaid than the pattern recommended, which probably contributed to my troubles as well. Something to think about when you make it up into a dress!

      I have a few of the try-on pics up on my blog, if you’re curious.

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      Feb 11, 2010, 07.35 PMby brianac18

      thanks for the link, it’ turned out great, even with the smaller plaid.

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    Feb 10, 2010, 09.25 PMby jaggs

    I checked out the pattern and I think it looks better as a top. Very nice!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 08.09 PMby classicaljunk

    oh wow it’s beautiful! the color, pleating, the shape… I’m going to have to try that pattern. Great work!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 07.58 PMby nettie

    Beautiful!! And in my fav color!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 07.20 PMby zickzack

    You’ve chosen a nice pattern! Looks great as a shirt. I also like the colour but I’m curious what the dress will look like and what fabric you’ll use.

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    Feb 10, 2010, 06.38 PMby frkbustad

    It’s gorgeous! Love how the pleats are on the whole front and shaping the shirt. Looks very figure flattering!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 06.05 PMby wzrdreams

    I love this pattern too. My dress is waiting for button holes and buttons. I think your shirt version i s fantastic and I might follow suit someday. It reminds me of a Prada top I saw a couple years ago. Good job!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 05.48 PMby jaynie16

    This is super cute, love the pleats, I’m sure the dress would be beautiful too! You did a great job!

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