Unique Clothes; top "p"

Added Sep 19, 2011

by carolyn-s

Perth, Australia

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Top “p”; drafted from the Japanese pattern book, “Unique Clothes Any Way You” Like by Natsuno Hiraiwa, top “p”. A really clever design. I was intrigued by and loved the look of this little thing from the first, and always knew I would get around to making one up. I love how when you see it from the front you are just like… oh, an ordinary little top, it’s OK but not breaking any ground here; but from the back, wooo, what is happening with that top?
I used milk-chocolate coloured heavy silk. A *&$@ to work with, it involved lots of hand-finishing to get the silk self-bias strips nicely stitched down in an even width around and along all those hems. And they need to be even because the top is first one side out, then the other so both sides are visible. The side and shoulder seams are flat-felled.

(The jeans are Burda 7863 of khaki stretch gabardine, and the black cotton shirt was made using a mixture of various patterns)

Material Notes

Silk, snaps to fasten

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

Season
Spring
For
Women
Garment Type
Tops
Style
Casual, Other
Material
Silk

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    Sep 22, 2011, 11.17 PMby gedwoods

    Love the asymetry of this! And a great job making it up, too!

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    Sep 20, 2011, 01.32 PMby ichigogirl

    Very nice, and I love the way you styled it!

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    Sep 19, 2011, 02.35 PMby Gurtlamorous

    love love love xx

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      Sep 20, 2011, 03.12 AMby carolyn-s

      thanks :)

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    Sep 19, 2011, 11.25 AMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Pretty cool – as always.

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      Sep 20, 2011, 03.12 AMby carolyn-s

      thank you Anne!

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    Sep 19, 2011, 09.57 AMby wendyondesign

    Very cool. -And well done!

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      Sep 20, 2011, 03.13 AMby carolyn-s

      thank you Wendy!

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    Sep 19, 2011, 09.22 AMby lizah

    it looks great, and well sewn, good job!

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      Sep 20, 2011, 03.13 AMby carolyn-s

      thanks so much, Liza!

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    Sep 19, 2011, 08.57 AMby urbandon

    Love this top! Beautifully hand stitched and nice choice of fabric. I am SO getting around to making it.

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      Sep 20, 2011, 03.13 AMby carolyn-s

      Thanks Don!

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    Sep 19, 2011, 08.48 AMby nocjestciemna

    I love it!

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      Sep 20, 2011, 03.13 AMby carolyn-s

      thank you!

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