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A tricky but nice top

Added Jul 14, 2015

by Elpida Kyriakou

Athens, Greece

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This is not a new project. I made it last summer but I like it so much that I thought I should upload it even now. As I rarely wear skinny dresses, I decided to make an easily wearable top out of this pattern. It was really tricky to sew and it’s stil tricky to put it on, with all the twists and wraps, but it’s worth the trouble.
I found a matching deep purple fabric for the pants (Pocket Trousers 06/2013) but the result is not satisfactory mainly due to the fabric quality.
The photos are taken in my favorite mexican restaurant. No need to say I love Frida Kahlo (and mexican food…)

Material Notes

Jersey

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Blouse

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    Jul 21, 2015, 05.43 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    It is a very intricate pattern… Not everybody can be so decisive to make it. The colour style suits you as greatly as the top fits. Good job!

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      Jul 21, 2015, 06.49 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thank you…I liked the model so much that I didn’t want to change anything, not even the color…

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    Jul 19, 2015, 05.12 PMby RedBelka

    Great top! Love the orange/purple combination!

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    Jul 18, 2015, 03.02 PMby Tzai

    Συμφωνώ με την Liliv, ωραίος συνδυασμός χρωμάτων, ειναι πολυ κολακευτικό πάνω σου. Απ’οτι βλέπω όντως η συναρμολόγηση του θα ηταν δύσκολη, μοιάζει με παζλ.

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      Jul 19, 2015, 12.08 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Ευχαριστώ πολύ…Κάθε φορά που πάω να το φορέσω μπερδεύομαι και νιώθω ηλίθια, αλλά το ρούχο μ’ αρέσει γιατί δε φαίνεται “χειροποίητο”…

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    Jul 16, 2015, 08.00 PMby chula123

    you look fabulous in this ! admire your patience, not just for making this but also for wearing it, looks like something I would get all confused with and end up throwing it through the window. looks great though !

    I love Frida too :-))

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      Jul 17, 2015, 11.52 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

      To save my nerves, I put safety pins in several spots to keep pieces in place and make sure I won’t throw it through the window….

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    Jul 16, 2015, 05.13 PMby Miljana Popović

    Fantastic! Love it!

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    Jul 16, 2015, 03.53 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Fabulous top! :)

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    Jul 16, 2015, 02.49 PMby nrobson

    you look stunning, this top is amazing! love the color blocking choices, and lovely twist =D

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    Jul 16, 2015, 10.27 AMby helencraftystall

    A stunning outfit on a stunning model! Beautiful!

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    Jul 16, 2015, 08.46 AMby liliv-1

    Δειχνει πολυ ομορφο πανω σου! Και τι ωραιος χρωματικος συνδυασμος!!

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      Jul 16, 2015, 07.48 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Σ’ ευχαριστώ πολύ…

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    Jul 16, 2015, 08.03 AMby Mary Athey

    On my! How gorgeous is this top and you look fantastic in it.I wondered what this would look like and I’m in love with it. I think I will make a dress and top. Thanks for posting this.It’s just fabulous x

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      Jul 16, 2015, 07.49 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      I’m glad you liked it! I’m really curious to see if you will manage to make it without looking at the instructions!

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      Jul 17, 2015, 05.27 AMby Mary Athey

      I am completely hopeless with instructions. I started out with my burda magazines in Polish as one of the girls in work brought me them in.it was a nightmare trying yo work the tracing out and of course the instructions where in Polish which I don’t speak lol.I wouldn’t give up though as I’m stubborn lol. I actually prefer to work the pieces out myself just by looking at the picture. I will try lol x

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    Jul 16, 2015, 06.13 AMby izbott

    Wow! Fantastic work!

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    Jul 16, 2015, 04.10 AMby MoMoChanel

    Well done! Colors are great.

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    Jul 15, 2015, 11.28 PMby floralgirl

    You’re right this is complex and you’ve done a great job. You look amazing too.

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