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And more tops!! burda 4/2014 v neck top

Added Jun 30, 2014

by Mary Athey

Antrim, Co Antri...






I originally made five of these tops but I loved the pattern so much I just kept making more lol. I’m sure it’s fourteen now!! These are just great to make and wear and I wear them constantly. My family and friends love them and I get asked all the time by work collegues to make them some?? I never really have the time these days though. I have a full time job and a part time job in an ice cream parlour!! Not good for my waistline lol but good for paying for holidays etc. My diet starts this Wednesday when I go back to slimming world. Expect me to start shrinking lol x

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    Jul 9, 2014, 07.13 PMby Madcinderella

    Wow, love ALL those tops, great job! :D

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      Jul 9, 2014, 10.30 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much for your great comment x

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    Jul 7, 2014, 07.42 AMby rita61

    Mary, your tops are great ! I really like this pattern as well, and have made more than my original two. Love the ice cream picture!! Don’t work to hard !

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      Jul 7, 2014, 07.57 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks rita,i gave mum my tablet rather than wait until the airport as I planned. She needed it. I took it of her yesterday and customised it for her. It has everything she loves on it now!! Including her crosswords lol. I bought mine today so we’re all set for lazing round the pool on our holiday x

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      Jul 8, 2014, 05.05 AMby rita61

      Oh, I can imagine how happy your mum is !! :-))))

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    Jul 4, 2014, 08.01 PMby maggieg5

    great tops (a girl can’t have to many) :0)

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      Jul 4, 2014, 08.25 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks maggieg5,i loved seeing them all hanging on line the oher day, well 6 of them anyway. Most of the tops I wear these days are me made x

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    Jul 3, 2014, 02.30 PMby zsyzu

    Love these tops and the printed fabrics you chose!

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      Jul 4, 2014, 08.23 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks zsyzu, I got a bit carried away though lol x

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    Jul 1, 2014, 05.35 PMby carolientje

    so beautiful!!!

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      Jul 1, 2014, 10.27 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I had to stop making these as I have about fourteen now lol x

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    Jul 1, 2014, 04.00 PMby jenss-1

    Wow – I admire your industriousness : ) Such a nice collection of summer tops!

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      Jul 1, 2014, 10.24 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks so much Jenss-1. I just love the simplicity of this pattern and the tops turn out well x

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    Jul 1, 2014, 12.00 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Ohhh, Mary, what a collection! You are so productive, it’s a real boutique of tops:-))) They are so different, hard to say how much time I spend to choes which of them is my favourite…. hmm…. maybe that one with black refined ornament on alternating green and blue stripes background – elegant… and that one with a big blue hibiscus – so romantic….and that pink with small flower-stars – playful… I have no idea how you can choose which of them to put on!!!

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      Jul 1, 2014, 02.40 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks oksana, these are great to wear and they wash so well. The other day I had 6 of them hanging on my washing line and it made me feel so good. I am making some more challenging projects for my hols but it’s these are a quick fix and I find sewing calms me down. My life can be very busy and stressful at times x

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    Jun 30, 2014, 09.52 PMby izbott

    Mary! They are great! Its so fun to see all the prints of fabric. Yes, work can take up time but its such a treat to sew things you love. You look super good. Don’t forget to take lots of photos of the holiday. :-)

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      Jun 30, 2014, 10.22 PMby Mary Athey

      I will izbott and thank you so much for your lovely comments. I intend to get as much photographed on holiday as possible. It’s the perfect opportunity to get some good photos for a change lol x

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    Jun 30, 2014, 03.02 PMby liliv-1

    How many tops and so lovely prints, love them all!

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      Jun 30, 2014, 03.13 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks liliv, this is such a great pattern that I just kept on making them lol. X

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    Jun 30, 2014, 02.13 PMby Zsuzso

    Mary, you’re so funny and have the greatest smile. Love the tops . I also like colorful fabrics a lot.

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      Jun 30, 2014, 02.47 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much zsuzso for your lovely comment and smashing compliment. I have got my mum hooked on the ice cream now as well hahaha. Instead of saying hello Mary when she sees me? It’s have you any ice cream lol. These tops are great for wearing in my part time job. Easy to make and easy to wear x

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    Jun 30, 2014, 02.01 PMby kisses

    Love all the tops and prints. You have certainly being busy

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      Jun 30, 2014, 02.58 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks daina, I am trying to sew such a lot for my holiday at the end of September. Including 8 dresses, shorts tops trousers bikini cover ups etc. I also plan on making mum some tops for daytime and night time. Busy bee me lol x

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    Jun 30, 2014, 11.36 AMby mbuchanan1

    Wow! Quite a collection you have there. Love them all.

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      Jun 30, 2014, 11.43 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks a lot for your lovely comment. These are so easy to make. Having lovely fabric helps. X

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    Jun 30, 2014, 11.30 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Wow! I can see you have been busy!! All of them looks great, but my favorite is the first one… :) You are an amazing woman! ♥

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      Jun 30, 2014, 11.41 AMby Mary Athey

      Sweet thank you so much Ellen. I have made a dress with the first tops fabric, the top was made with the remaining fabric. The dress is for my holidays and is nice I think. These tops are great as I am so busy Ellen. X

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    Jun 30, 2014, 11.24 AMby IDia

    Lovely confy tops! LOVE all prints!

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      Jun 30, 2014, 11.44 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks a lot for your lovely comment. I appreciate them all x

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