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The Top I Miss Most

Added Jun 26, 2011

by corduroycoat

Portland, Oregon...






This is a little tunic top I made from the ever popular (and sadly out of print) Simplicity 3835. This pattern is wonderful. It is crazy tight in the arms, but otherwise well drafted and simply adorable. I made this top in the fall of 2010, and never got around to posting it, even though I even took pictures of it. But I’m getting caught up today, so here it is!

This is probably the thing I’ve worn most out of all the garments I’ve made, and it is definitely the item I miss most since growing out of pre-pregnancy clothes. But no matter, it will be mine again by the holidays! I made it out of a gorgeous wool windowpane plaid with beautiful fluidity and drape. It is very soft and comfortable to wear, not at all itchy. It was a splurge from the NY Cuts table at Mill End, but worth every penny. It’s view b, but I wasn’t wild about the round collar so I used the elastic neck casing from view c. I finished the seams Hong Kong style, which adds a couple hours of extra labor but looks fantastic.

I usually wear this tunic with skinny jeans, but it is adorable over tights and boots!

Material Notes

Wool windowpane plaid, black bias tape for Hong Kong finish, red invisible zip.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    May 21, 2012, 04.59 AMby buddingnaturalist

    Nice. I made the same pattern and yes, it is crazy tight in the arms – I freaked out thinking I’d gone Popeye after spinach but not it was the pattern.

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    Jun 26, 2011, 04.39 AMby rogue-cellist

    Beautiful finishing and very nicely fitted. Congratulations on your pregnancy, I hope you’ve found some nice maternity patterns to sew for yourself (harder to find than you’d expect actually).

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