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Braided top

Added Aug 17, 2009

by ichigogirl

Stockholm, Sweden






I couldn’t resist making this top! I fell in love with both the braid and the shape of the neckline…
It was very easy to make, the instructions and pattern are both very clear.
Since I’m a size 36 and the pattern made to suit 38/40 I took off 1,5 cm’s from all pattern-pieces (not the center front and center back since they were to be placed on a fold). The seams are 0,5cm wide, I’m not sure how much smaller that makes it (the pattern has 1,3cm seam allowance included), but it fits me!
I also shortened it a bit and added a waistband, since I’m not that comfortable with clothes that are wide around my middle…
I’m really happy with the outcome and recommend the pattern!

Material Notes

Very lightweight jersey.




Garment Type

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    Mar 3, 2010, 04.05 PMby nhouse

    Hey! I love the top, even better than the original. I want to make several in different colours. Haha!!

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    Feb 24, 2010, 04.29 PMby fabricaddict

    Looks really great! Nice idea with the band, I’m going to make a top or dress like this!

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    Dec 9, 2009, 10.23 PMby barbaraagatha

    I was just thinking “damn, she has great shoulders! Sewing must do wonders” and then I saw the pull up bar in the back. I can do 1 pull-up, followed by 10 minutes of crying. So: wow^2! (for the shoulders and for the top)

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      Dec 10, 2009, 12.36 PMby ichigogirl

      Hehe… thank you! I think they came from sport-sailing and ashtanga yoga. I’ve lost them now though, I haven’t moved a muscle since september :-(. Gotta take it up again, and then I may use the pull-up-bar more often too… I doubt I would manage more than one now…

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    Dec 9, 2009, 10.21 PMby barbaraagatha

    Top looks great. I’m about to make it in green silk. I have 0.5mt: will it be enough?

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      Dec 10, 2009, 12.37 PMby ichigogirl

      Hm, I’m really not sure. The top is kind of double… I think you must cut the pattern-pieces out and try to fit them on the material.

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      Dec 10, 2009, 04.30 PMby barbaraagatha

      Thanks! I’ll try it out. I often find that patterns request a lot more fabric than required. So I went all cheap and got only 05.mt…If it does not work out: I’ll just do it single and pray people cannor see my bra.

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    Nov 10, 2009, 07.56 PMby cathysews

    A really love this top…very stylish.

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    Oct 22, 2009, 11.29 PMby pixelink

    good fabric choice, drapes really nicely, LOVE IT!

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    Oct 21, 2009, 08.04 AMby clarey

    This is great! Really understated and cool! x

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    Oct 8, 2009, 09.21 PMby emlj

    ooo dont know how i missed this, yours looks fantastic!

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    Sep 6, 2009, 04.58 PMby blythee

    this looks great! I like it better than the original :D

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    Aug 25, 2009, 10.58 PMby sweetbutnotsour

    I love your tank, it’s just too cute!

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    Aug 24, 2009, 10.11 AMby lybu

    Very pretty

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    Aug 22, 2009, 03.38 AMby mesha2316

    Very Cute!

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    Aug 20, 2009, 01.18 PMby anajan

    Beautiful blouse!

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    Aug 20, 2009, 08.27 AMby missb3

    The top is really nice and I like the waistband!

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    Aug 19, 2009, 10.19 PMby themedusa

    Your tank looks awesome and I really like that waistband. Also glad to hear the instructions where clear to someone besides me. ;)

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    Aug 18, 2009, 03.15 PMby summerbreeze-1

    This looks great!

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    Aug 18, 2009, 01.40 PMby djoule

    Nice top !! I love it, well done :)

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    Aug 18, 2009, 09.33 AMby weriem .com

    cute! it gives me some new ideas…

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    Aug 18, 2009, 05.05 AMby missb-1

    This looks great! I must try it.

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    Aug 17, 2009, 09.55 PMby camilaustral

    very nice!!

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    Aug 17, 2009, 09.45 PMby lucaltd

    This is really cool and looks great – I actually have a length of jersey that I braided and keep trying to find a project for – this seems to be the one to go for!

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