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Built By Wendy Smock Top

Added Apr 7, 2008

by littleladyluxe

Kyneton, Central...






Fourth time lucky!! I’ve made this pattern three times unsuccessfully, but finally decided NOT to line the diamond, back and front yolks as it’s a pain to perfect. I didn’t topstitch either (as suggested). The diamond was difficult to set it, but is worth the perserverence (re:unpicking) as it’s a great feature. Looks good with elastic in the hem for a bubble effect (mine came loose while out dancing!). So many possibilities with this pattern..

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Stretch jersey





Simplicity Built By Wendy 3964

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    Apr 8, 2008, 06.57 AMby flowerhead

    I really like what you did with this pattern, especially the black inset and yoke! great job, looks fantastic! This is not an especially easy pattern, i have it and i’ve had a lot of trouble with the inset myself, however it is much easier with woven fabrics. I have a great fabric i want to try this pattern with but i’ve been nervous, but you just inspired me. Your hard work payed off…Congrats!

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    Apr 8, 2008, 03.15 AMby officebusybody

    Hey I have this pattern too! I think you did the right thing by not top-stitching the brown panels because it makes the shape stand out. And if you’re going to wear that pendant with the top, a plain background is more suitable.

    BTW I used to live in Fitzroy :) I really miss the place.

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    Apr 7, 2008, 11.46 PMby jellybean

    Wow, I admire your perseverence. And it certainly paid off. I agree with Mariegirl – very striking!!

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    Apr 7, 2008, 06.38 PMby mariegirl

    What a great pattern. The diamond looks very striking with the necklace accessory. Excellent job!

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