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"Cupcake Top": My first sewing project :)

Added Sep 15, 2011

by thelittlepor...

Copenhagen, Denmark






My first time really sewing on my own. Used (Afternoon) Tea Top pattern (which I just love) and added a satin bow and made it into a halterneck top :)

Had to make the pattern a little bigger as I am a size 36 and not 34. First time altering a pattern also.

Material Notes

Cotton with printed cupcakes, pink satin for the bow




Garment Type
Other, Preppy, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Satin



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    Sep 19, 2012, 06.02 PMby Catherine Innes

    I’m in the process of making something like this just now. With halterneck – to give it the 50’s look. I’m liking how yours has turned out and can only hope mine will be as good :)

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    Sep 19, 2011, 10.44 AMby sophielophie

    This is lovely, and the fabric is so cute! I also added halter neck straps to my Tea Top but have yet to upload it, I think it gives it a retro look.

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      Sep 19, 2011, 11.49 AMby thelittleporcelain

      Thank you :) Yes the halterneck straps really gives it a retro look, I love the 50s ;)

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    Sep 16, 2011, 06.44 PMby krricher

    I love this! I love halter tops mainly because I really like my shoulders, but I am extremely small chested and when I say extremely I mean like AA small! Straps in any variety are a must for keeping things up since I can’t do it on me own lol. Super cute fabic as well

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      Sep 19, 2011, 08.33 AMby thelittleporcelain

      Thank you :)

      I know what you mean, I am small chested as well so that’s why I go for tops with straps as well ;)

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    Sep 16, 2011, 12.26 AMby razzelle

    Very nice!!! Amazing work for your first project!

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    Sep 15, 2011, 07.57 PMby DummyDressmaker

    Very cute. Great job, especially for your first project! The bow is a nice touch. I think this would look good with some cute buttons down the front too… What do you think?

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      Sep 16, 2011, 07.26 AMby thelittleporcelain

      Thank you :)

      I considered also adding buttons, but decided to stick with the bow only, but thank you for coming with the idea :)

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    Sep 15, 2011, 02.01 PMby shayedknits

    It turned out great! And your first project?! Wow!!!

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      Sep 15, 2011, 03.57 PMby thelittleporcelain

      Thank you so much, yes my first project hihi :)

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    Sep 15, 2011, 01.10 PMby asperge11

    love love love …… :)

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    Sep 15, 2011, 12.48 PMby Lucha Suarez

    Absolutely adorable!!!

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    Sep 15, 2011, 12.20 PMby Arianna Salan Ⓥ

    I love this so much. Gotta make me one!

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