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Syrupy Knit Top

Added Jul 28, 2012

by saxsilverain

Espoo, Finland






for the pattern, i chose pattern no. 102 from Burda Style magazine, May 2012 edition (Finnish version).
i needed the neckline for it, and a cut loose enough that the fabric doesn’t need to be stretchy & i can still put it on.

the original pattern has a very low neckline, so i added 5 cm upwards from the lowest point, and for the sleeves i made them to be 8 cm wide only, so it’s more of a tank top rather than a blouse with sleeves. for the knit fabric, i made it so that the hemline is 5 cm lower than where the waistline is, and for the chiffon fabric, it’s around 10 cm lower than the knit fabric.
for the underarm part, i also made the chiffon layer to be around 6 cm higher than the knit layer. and i used the knit fabric in the wrong direction (not the way where the straight grain is) so i could use the selvages as the hems (= lazy).

dunno if you can see it, but the knit fabric has gold thread here and there. both fabrics/layers are sewn together only on the neckline.

PS. please do your best to ignore the fresh scars on my knees :D i just fell off my bike 1.5 weeks before these pics were taken.

Material Notes

70 cm of knit fabric,
80 cm of polyester chiffon.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Romantic
Chiffon, Knits/Jersey


Burda Style Magazine, May 2012, Finnish version

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    Jul 29, 2012, 11.26 PMby Allyson Hill

    i really like this, i saw a similar layered style at target and wanted to make one, very feminine and modest

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      Jul 31, 2012, 04.37 PMby saxsilverain

      thanks :) i actually also got the idea of this top from a Swedish brand called COS, but since the original is out of my budget, i decided to make one myself. so happy (& relieved) it turned out nicely :)

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    Jul 28, 2012, 08.22 PMby smallone

    ha! I just purchased this fabric and have been musing on what to do with it….love what you have done here really simple but very effective.

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    Jul 28, 2012, 10.26 AMby Mary Athey

    great top with lovely fabric xx

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