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Another Port Elizabeth variation

Added Sep 30, 2011

by mahaila

Berlin, Germany






I just keep churning out these Port Elizabeth tops! (I still have one more to go). I love the shape of the top and it is so versatile. I am into colour at the moment so I added the orange and magenta. I really love this top. I made these shorts to match, but they sit weirdly on my hips and therefore turned out a bit frumpy. I like the coral coloured pockets, but they add to the frump. I definitely need to revisit this pattern and make the appropriate alterations.
We photographed this outfit whilst travelling in Croatia, so apologies for the wrinkled clothes.

My blog fickle sense

photograher Michael Dooney




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    Oct 6, 2011, 11.04 AMby freaky-philomeen

    oooh, I’m sorry, should have given the pattern a closer look first ;)))

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    Oct 6, 2011, 10.52 AMby freaky-philomeen

    hey mahaila, your top is gorgeous!

    I can see how you did the stripes, they’re very funky…

    I’ve got one question: Did you cut the sleeves extra or did you cut the front and back each with sleeves in one piece? It looks like one piece in the photo and I always fight with sleeves-fitting, so maybe you’ve got GOOD news for me? Thanks ;))
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    Oct 1, 2011, 10.05 AMby marnieann

    I love this! The stripes are so groovy. I’m going to make a version…maybe right now!

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    Sep 30, 2011, 11.38 PMby kellyfuller

    Did you add the stripes or were they on the material? If so, how did you add them?

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      Oct 1, 2011, 06.20 AMby mahaila

      Hi! Thanks for the question. I altered the front panel of the pattern by drawing the stripes where I wanted them. I then cut out each piece of the pattern and placed them on my fabric (navy, orange, magenta). After having cut out the fabric, I sewed all of the pieces together. I hope this makes sense:)

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    Sep 30, 2011, 06.19 PMby sallieOh

    what a nice summery top! the colored "v"s make it look very contemporary

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    Sep 30, 2011, 06.17 PMby pink-cornelia

    great top! love the stripes, they make it very dinamic.

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    Sep 30, 2011, 05.16 PMby r . v . s .

    I really like this. For the type of top, the pattern (v shape) is really attractive.

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    Sep 30, 2011, 04.06 PMby groovymama

    Beautiful top.

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    Sep 30, 2011, 03.28 PMby patti-r

    Looks Great!!!

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    Sep 30, 2011, 02.17 PMby chased-away

    I love the top! :D which kind of fabric did you use?

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