Sailor Top

Added Jun 9, 2010

by smalldose

Los Angeles, Uni...

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Description

I made this slouchy top using the Batwing Top pattern as a base. I used the maximum size even though I normally wear an XS-S. I’m glad I went larger because this top is extremely loose and comfortable. I scoured the downtown LA fabric district and found this heathered, stripey knit for a great price. Instead of doing the mitred V on the neckline, I cut the neckband longer, knotted the remnants and let it hang. All of the hems and seams were meticulously pressed as I went along to prevent the finished garment from looking too rumpled. This is my first Burda project and I am so excited to join the community! Looking forward to trying more of the patterns.

I’m pleased with the outcome of this project because it is, most importantly, wearable. I wore it out the night of to dinner with a friend and it was a hit. That friend dubbed it the Sailor Top & the name stuck :)

Material Notes

2 yards of fine jersey knit

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Tops
Style
Casual
Material
Knits/Jersey

Credits

Sailor Top

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    Dec 7, 2011, 12.47 AMby rainfall

    Wow, I love this! I hope I can make something like this someday. Very cute!

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    Jul 17, 2010, 11.06 PMby neeshhaa

    This is awesome :)

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    Jun 22, 2010, 09.32 PMby pixelink

    I love how everyone has a different take on this top, your’s is SENSATIONAL!!!

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      Jun 22, 2010, 11.52 PMby smalldose

      yay! thank you for the awesome pattern, pixelink! and for your kind words about my rendition of it. can’t wait to try your kimono top pattern… :)

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    Jun 15, 2010, 04.12 PMby carrotflowers

    in fact I didn’t like the batwing pattern when I saw it, but I like yours :)

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      Jun 22, 2010, 11.50 PMby smalldose

      Thank you! :) I am the exact opposite, whenever I see a loosely shaped anything – immediately drawn to it. haha

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    Jun 15, 2010, 04.12 PMby carrotflowers

    what a beautiful top! I think the way you did the stripes makes it a standout top.

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    Jun 13, 2010, 05.51 AMby aurorat

    So cute! Great job!

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      Jun 14, 2010, 05.34 PMby smalldose

      Thank you :)

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    Jun 12, 2010, 12.56 AMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    i just went to the Michael Lavine Loft store yesterday. hadn’t been there yet. you can’t beat $2 per pound!!! i bought A TON of denim for super cheap. might get up the courage to finally try a pair of jeans. if i screw up, i’m only out about 3 bucks!!!

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      Jun 14, 2010, 05.34 PMby smalldose

      AAH! I love ML Loft! Haven’t been there for a while though. You are brave to try jeans! I’m scared to make pants because it’s such a crap shoot with fitting. Have you checked out any of the little no name shops near Michael Levine on Maple? Takes lots of digging but lots of treasures to be found. There is also an awesome trim store on Wall & 9th..

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    Jun 11, 2010, 09.14 AMby susanne2011

    This is an awesome blouse, it really looks good on you!

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      Jun 14, 2010, 05.32 PMby smalldose

      Thank you, Susanne!

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    Jun 11, 2010, 06.20 AMby loyl8

    Love it!!! super cute :)

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      Jun 14, 2010, 05.32 PMby smalldose

      Thank yoU :)

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    Jun 10, 2010, 05.19 AMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    aren’t we SO LUCKY to live in l.a. and have access to the downtown garment district fabric shops?? it’s mostly cheaper than any retail or even online store. only downside is you have to sometimes scour through a TON of crap to find a gem. your top has inspired me to do something with some blue stripey stuff of my own. welcome to burda!!

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      Jun 10, 2010, 10.21 PMby smalldose

      hi momo! YES. I am in love with the garment district. It is one of the main reasons I don’t think I could ever leave LA! Some of the fabric is only $1/yard! That is ridiculous!

      Thanks for your comment :) I’m inspired by everyone here and love that this kind of community exists. I’ve been a long time lurker but am slowly crawling out from my cave. Can’t wait to see what you make with your stripey fabric!

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    Jun 10, 2010, 04.01 AMby rifka

    Well done! It looks great.

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      Jun 10, 2010, 10.20 PMby smalldose

      thank you!

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    Jun 10, 2010, 01.52 AMby dian 1024

    i agree.. that’s look comfortable to wear…

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      Jun 10, 2010, 10.20 PMby smalldose

      it is! too comfortable. i am tempted to make every top in this gargantuan size from now on.

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    Jun 10, 2010, 01.47 AMby Natalia *

    Really lovely.

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      Jun 10, 2010, 10.19 PMby smalldose

      thank yoU :)

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    Jun 10, 2010, 01.44 AMby lschwartz

    cuteee! i love it!

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      Jun 10, 2010, 10.19 PMby smalldose

      thank youuu!

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    Jun 9, 2010, 11.22 PMby reedstina

    Looks nice and comfy!

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      Jun 10, 2010, 10.19 PMby smalldose

      it’s sooo comfy! almost like a blanket. haha

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    Jun 9, 2010, 09.53 PMby gaviccaabri

    very beautiful! I love it!

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      Jun 9, 2010, 11.18 PMby smalldose

      Thank you!!

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    Jun 9, 2010, 09.47 PMby soonsoon

    Super love!

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    Jun 9, 2010, 09.40 PMby reneebies

    wow beautiful

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      Jun 9, 2010, 11.17 PMby smalldose

      Thank you :)

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    Jun 9, 2010, 08.45 PMby alden

    so cool! welcome!

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      Jun 9, 2010, 11.17 PMby smalldose

      Thank you Alden!

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    Jun 9, 2010, 08.23 PMby nettie

    It looks wonderful!! And so comfy! Welcome to BurdaStyle!

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      Jun 9, 2010, 11.17 PMby smalldose

      Thanks for the welcome, Nettie! It’s great to be here

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