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3 From 1 - Printed Knit

Added Mar 1, 2010

by bluephin

Qld, Australia






These items came from one lot (I think 2 or 2.5 meters) of this floral printed knit fabric that I bought a couple of months ago. Fabric is quite slippery (satin slippery) so I decided to make something simple with it (I don’t want to end up picking wrong seams apart as the fabric seems so unforgiving and keeps on sliding out of my hands).

As a result, I got 2 tops and a decorative scarf… One is a simple tank top with a rolle-pleat on the front. I decided to add the elastic at the hem to make it look like a bubble top because it looks too plain.

The second is a kimono-style tunic top which is made of a circle skirt and 2 rectangles for the upper bodice… Turn out to be too loose on the empire waist, but that’s alright. Can be worn as is (with so much room for an after-meal-time tummy) or with a ribbon (or belt) tied just under the bust to cinch it a bit. Hem is left raw.

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Material Notes

printed PM knit




Garment Type
Casual, Romantic

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    Mar 22, 2010, 06.49 AMby mickey10

    Hey hey…. same fabric, different dress!! Thanks for your lovely comments on my ‘version’!!!

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    Mar 2, 2010, 03.31 AMby bubbley74

    How about doing a “how to do” on the kimono top i love it

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      Mar 2, 2010, 04.44 AMby bluephin

      The next time I do another kimono top, I’ll take photos as I go along and post the How-To… :)

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    Mar 1, 2010, 12.56 PMby merrybe

    Both tops look great! The print is perfect for the rather simple (but effective) patterns. I guess you did them free hand, no pattern?

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    Mar 1, 2010, 10.06 AMby bubbley74

    Hi I really like the cross over top please can you tell me the pattern number thanks.

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      Mar 1, 2010, 11.04 PMby bluephin

      Thank you ladies for the comments…

      bubbley74, I did not use a pattern for the cross-over kimono top. All I did was make a circle skirt for the bottom part and cut 2 rectangles for the top part. This style has been one of my favorites as it is easy to put together.

      The tank top, on the other hand was just traced from a tank I had but added a couple of inches on the front for the rolled pleat.

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