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Black Comfy Top

Added Mar 1, 2011

by nellyvdb

Toronto, Canada






I base this on Angela Kane’s fantastic and simple Jersey Polo Neck Dress pattern. I did not have enough fabric for a dress, so I made a long top instead. I also had to shorten and add a small pleat to each sleeve hem, and had to scrap the polo neck in favour of a small tie collar.

The collar was a little beyond my very basic sewing skills, so I had to hand sew the tiny bit of raw fabric that was left between ties (still have to figure out what to do about that…) but it is concealed under the bow, so no worries.

I could have fitted it a bit more to my body, I know, but it is sooooo very comfy as it is, that I decided to make a matching waist tie belt and leave it alone. I love, love, love this top, so I foresee a lot of wear for it.

Please excuse the poor photo quality, as I just learned that black is a terrible colour to photograph in an evening, against any background, at least for a make-shift photographer like me.

Material Notes

Thick black jersey(?)




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Apr 4, 2011, 02.56 PMby Angela Kane

    Hi nellyvdb,

    I have only just noticed that you posted this project. BurdaStyle do not do a notification for making up your pattern so it is easy to miss them which is a great shame.

    Thank you for making up my pattern. It looks wonderful and so wearable. I like your collar adaptation. I hope you try it again. I am planning a video on sewing with jersey which is quicker and easier that woven fabric but requires specific techniques.

    Great result!

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      Apr 5, 2011, 02.51 PMby nellyvdb

      Thanks! I am sure to try it again. I love your videos, so I will be watching out for it. :)

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