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Quick and summery dotted top

Added Nov 12, 2010

by squirrellypoo

London, United K...






This is a sleeveless, knit top with a V-neckband, pleats around the front neckband, and gathered front side seams. All I wanted was a quick knit top after months of couture wedding sewing, and what happens? My overlocker jams while I was fixing a threading issue, and because the upper looper jammed against another part of the machine and bent, it cost me two weeks without an overlocker, £30 in parts (ouch, Bernina!) and another £30 in labour to fix it. It really is a great, simple pattern, but the pleats at the neckline and the side-seam gathers make it really very flattering indeed. I’ll definitely be coming back to this one once it gets warmer for a good one metre pattern!

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Material Notes

The dotty cotton/lycra knit fabric was an add-on from to get the minimum order value while I was buying the flannel underlining for my wedding gown . I bought one metre of it for £3.85 so this was a ridiculously cheap blouse, even for high street standards!




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Classic, Preppy, Romantic
Cotton, Knits/Jersey, Rayon



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    Nov 12, 2010, 10.28 PMby laurwyn

    Yeay for sunny summer in Europe! I live in The Netherlands, and it’s the same battle as for you ;) Anyway, I love your top! The colors are cute, and I am sure it can look good under a cardi for work or something!

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    Nov 12, 2010, 05.47 PMby carottesauvage

    I heard on BBC4 in August that this previous summer was ‘AAmazing’. They were setting their parameters in relation to wasp attacks throughout the country: unprecedented apparently… This haircut suits you very well too please don’t let your hair grow ….please?

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    Nov 12, 2010, 12.07 PMby carottesauvage

    Great top!Summer: tell me about it ;) wishful thinking

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      Nov 12, 2010, 02.55 PMby squirrellypoo

      oh I know! the poor top has gone into storage for a few months now. Here’s hoping we get a summer in London next year!

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