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Cream Turtle Bat!

Added Oct 10, 2008

by bola

Leeds, United Ki...






Here is my Turtle neck batwing top. The idea for this top came about after Lydia (Polychromatin) and I were inspired by a batwinged top we had seen another member (tmac).
The neckline is from the Anda pattern and the Bishop sleeves are adapted from a vintage dress pattern (the yellow sleeves in the 3rd pic are literally just sleeves I cut off from a Primark top).
You can also wear the top both ways – great for getting dressed in the winter time now the mornings are dark!

Material Notes

Cream Jersey





Ah ha (thanks Lydia) – thanks to tmac for her turtle neck top!

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    Jan 15, 2010, 04.14 AMby polarbyrd

    LOVE, i so wish i could make mine!! can you come up w the pattern??

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    Jan 13, 2010, 04.50 PMby Laura Jane

    love the style how did u doo the tight part at the bottom?

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      Jun 12, 2010, 10.51 PMby bola

      HI Luzziie sorry for the late reply- I haven’t viewed this page for a long while!! the bottom part is simply a rectangular band!bx

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    Jan 15, 2009, 08.54 AMby haizumalban

    That top is gorgeous! I think I might try it soon. :D

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    Oct 22, 2008, 01.50 AMby irinaindirablogspotcom

    Beautiful blouse!Great work!

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    Oct 17, 2008, 08.01 PMby laurertheexplorer

    this shirt is soo awesome i love it! my skills are not too great but i have to at least attempt this. you inspire me!

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    Oct 13, 2008, 12.53 AMby lybu

    Cool !!!! I like it a lot.

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    Oct 12, 2008, 01.47 PMby love2learn

    hi bola, this is inspiring, i just love the simplicity of that

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    Oct 11, 2008, 12.25 AMby sawa

    It was only a few days ago when I thought about making a shirt like this: Wide tight-fitting waist part and cuffs, loose sleeves and upper part of the shirt :) But I haven’t had any time to sew that yet, but this looks cool so maybe I will soon!

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    Oct 10, 2008, 08.05 PMby erdronen

    i love it! i want one and I have the perfect fabric for it! adorable :)

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    Oct 10, 2008, 04.06 PMby justmica

    Love it, it’s adorable!!! Very good job!! Love fabric and worship part around waist… Beautiful!!!

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    Oct 10, 2008, 01.29 PMby mjb14

    Looks great. Great use of the Anda pattern.

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    Oct 10, 2008, 10.56 AMby sew4my3

    Very beautiful! The white fabric is perfect for this top and the fit is fantastic!

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    Oct 10, 2008, 09.37 AMby bola

    Cool, thanks Lydia (i’m sure yours will be great! everything you make is always so neat!), I have updated the description, and thank you all for the comments again!bx

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    Oct 10, 2008, 09.23 AMby polychromatin

    Ahh, you make blush, because mine does never look half as good as yours :D I love how yours turned out! The wide cuffs were definitely a good idea! Looks great on you! Btw: I saved the creation under my favorites: The original top is from tmac.

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    Oct 10, 2008, 08.05 AMby imvisible

    This is so cool! Want to make this also by myself! nice job!

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    Oct 10, 2008, 07.56 AMby sewella

    I love it – I love it – I love it! I have something similar (the only thing is that I bought it – didn’t attempt sewing it). Excellent job!

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    Oct 10, 2008, 07.45 AMby carottesauvage

    Really cool!

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    Oct 10, 2008, 07.36 AMby mandicoulter

    cute and comfy! great for the cold season coming up.

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    Oct 10, 2008, 07.26 AMby bola

    lol, i’m not that fast! I made a number of things in one go and then my computer broke so I couldn’t take proper pics and upload them- here i’m at work, and there’s an in-built camera in the monitor!

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    Oct 10, 2008, 07.13 AMby susisonne

    Hey you are fast! Your shirt looks great on you.

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    Oct 10, 2008, 06.46 AMby ghainskom

    Wow! I’m impressed that you did this out of the Anda pattern.

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