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Super romantic Port Elizabeth summer top

Added Apr 7, 2011

by Sofiagynther

Stockholm, Sweden






My first top, based on the Port Elizabeth pattern. I added a strap of snapbuttons (can you say that?) in the front and facing along the neckline so that I can keep a couple of buttons open and still not show the wrong side of the fabric.
It is pretty short and looks really sweet with a waist high skirt or jeans.
I love this pattern and will definately use it again!

Material Notes

Cotton print fabric, snapbutton strap




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Romantic, Victorian

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    Apr 12, 2011, 08.41 PMby Stiffneck

    Hörru snapbuttons är ju en kalasbra idé! Måste kolla om det finns på min tygaffär här i byn. Jag är kär i den här blusen. Jag ser framför mig hur du vandrar sävligt på en sommaräng med den. Sävligt. Nästan i slow motion. :)

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      Apr 12, 2011, 08.50 PMby Sofiagynther

      Sjukt bra idé. Fick däremot leta i en evighet, hittade tillslut i en sån där liten affär i city som bara säljer band och snören och som förmodligen legat där i hundra år och lever endast på att ingen annan skulle våga öppna något så smalt. Säg till om du inte får tag i så kan jag skicka till dig, det finns svart och vitt.
      Sävlig! Så jäkla fint! Ska försöka lev upp till det med allt jag är värd!

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    Apr 8, 2011, 02.24 PMby sunnilj9

    Oh I love this! Would make a rather fabulous jacket too! Lovely fabric usage and what a clever idea for the snap tape! I’ve always wanted to use that and have never really found a use. Lovely work!

    xoxo, Sunni

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      Apr 8, 2011, 07.08 PMby Sofiagynther

      Thank you! So it’s called snap tape! Good, I’m still learning these terms in english, so thank you again!
      Yes, a jacket would be nice! I’m still just a beginner at sewing garment so eventually maybe I’ll be able to get a jacket together too!

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    Apr 7, 2011, 08.08 PMby holasoylulu

    nice change!

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      Apr 7, 2011, 09.36 PMby Sofiagynther

      Thanx! Next time I think I’ll let the buttonstrap go all the way down :)

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    Apr 7, 2011, 04.09 PMby melonhead

    What a beautiful top! The fabric and just everything about it is perfect! :)

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      Apr 7, 2011, 04.32 PMby Sofiagynther

      :) Thank you so much!

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    Apr 7, 2011, 01.54 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    even the curtains and chair are swooning! beautiful.

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      Apr 7, 2011, 04.31 PMby Sofiagynther

      Haha! Funny enough my mom sew the curtains and I painted the chair :)
      Thank you!

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    Apr 7, 2011, 10.09 AMby Priscilla Folley

    You’ve picked such a delicate fabric for you top, I love it! I’d love to be able to find this one here. I really like what you’ve made!

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      Apr 7, 2011, 10.44 AMby Sofiagynther

      Thank you! I love the fabric too, I keep thinking of was else I should make of it!

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    Apr 7, 2011, 10.06 AMby marina74

    Beautiful top! I think the fabric is beautiful!! I like your skirt, too. Looks great together…

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      Apr 7, 2011, 10.45 AMby Sofiagynther

      It does look very romantic, the outfit :)
      Thank you!

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