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April Blooming

Added Apr 16, 2015

by Oksana Starz...

Mykolayv, Ukraine






A simple and quick top. I liked the fabric’s print very much and this pattern seemed to be ideal to use it because of the kimono sleeves. Generally, it took me just several hours to make the top but then I had to modify it a little. The silhouette of the top is very loose so I made waist darts; besides, I’d better omitted the gathering on the back (how to is on the credits’ link).

The jewellry and crocheted cardigan were made by myself, too.
The pattern for the cardigan was taken here http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pearls-cardigan

Material Notes

Knits, p/a blend. The fabric shouldn’t be too thick or dense because of many fabric layers on the shoulder seams of the neckhole. I broke a needle while making top stitches along it.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Romantic
Cotton, Blends, Knits/Jersey, Lace/Sequins, Linen, Polyester, Rayon, Suiting


My modifications

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    Apr 26, 2015, 06.09 AMby thewallinna

    Таки весна, каже ця блузка! Хоча в нас в Дублiнi ще далеко до справжньої весни, при середнiй тепмературi +6C, але так вже хочеться тепла та справжньої весняної погоди! Тож замїсть того, щоб ходити по вулицi, розглядати квiточки та мерзнути, я дивлюся на витвори рукодiльниць в Iнтернетi :)

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    Apr 18, 2015, 08.45 AMby Solosew

    The use of the fabric pattern is so clever what a great project

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      Apr 18, 2015, 09.56 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much. The fabric made the top indeed.

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    Apr 17, 2015, 11.04 AMby RedBelka

    Beautiful top and awesome fabric! Nice jewelry and cardigan( I wish I could crochet )!

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      Apr 17, 2015, 06.00 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much for the nice words!:-) Crocheting is much easier than sewing, besides you always can re-make any wrong step. Just try:-)

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    Apr 17, 2015, 09.53 AMby liliv-1

    A wonderful top Oksana perfect for spring! I love the way you placed the floral print! I want to make the dress version of this pattern as soon as I find the right fabric.

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      Apr 17, 2015, 05.58 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, Liliv, very much:-) I wanted to make a dress, too, at first. But then the wide and loose silhoette of it stopped me. However the fabric dictated the wish to make kimono anyway so I chose the top:-)

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    Apr 17, 2015, 07.07 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    This top looks just fabulous on you! Love your choice of fabric! I’ve made this top too, and will post it later.. ps. I wish I could see more of your jacket – it looks terrific! Love your green jewelry too :)

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      Apr 17, 2015, 05.56 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, Hellen, to get a compliment from the Queen of tops is twice more pleasant:-) Yes, the jacket is nice and really good for warm days not for winter.

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    Apr 17, 2015, 06.01 AMby rita61

    Your top is lovely! Great fabric choice and placement of flowers. I think I need to take another look at this pattern. The cardigan is lovely, as is the jewellery.

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      Apr 17, 2015, 05.53 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, Rita, very much. The top is really worthy if the fabric is right. Otherwise its design has nothing special.

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    Apr 17, 2015, 05.18 AMby Mary Athey

    Oksana this is gorgeous on you and the fabric suits the style. Love the Jewellery and cardi as well. Great photos showing it of x

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      Apr 17, 2015, 05.50 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, Mary, for the lovely words: I do like to pair things :-)

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