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Eye-twisting Top

Added Sep 27, 2011

by tricksy

Cape Town, South...






This was my first attempt at a Lekala pattern. Unfortunately the instructions were in Cyrillic and Google Translate was pretty useless, so I had to wing it when it came to putting the top together. Never having done a twisted-neck top before, it was quite a brain teaser. Other than this the pattern worked perfectly and fit perfectly first time. The only changes I made were cutting the front on the diagonal to get the chevron look, and leaving off the sleeves.

Material Notes





Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type


Lekala 4042

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    Feb 1, 2013, 11.45 PMby flyawayhair

    I love this top. Never would have considered the pattern without the inspiration of your stripes! Thanks so much for sharing….

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    Oct 9, 2011, 01.44 PMby miaa1088

    This is amazing! I´m deeply impressed by your work!

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    Oct 5, 2011, 11.39 AMby tricksy

    Thanks everyone for all the awesome comments! Feeling quite proud of this one :)

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    Oct 4, 2011, 10.02 PMby wardrobe-cat

    Perfection! A case study in matching stripes (cause it really can go sooo wrong). I want me one of these. I have a vintage pattern that would translate well for this. Hmmm…

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    Oct 2, 2011, 05.38 PMby calicia-1

    This is so cute! I want to try it as well!!

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    Oct 1, 2011, 03.07 PMby abbeychrissie

    Fantastic! Love, Love, Love it!

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    Oct 1, 2011, 09.22 AMby loulourosa

    Lovely work! the frontseams are perfect! What pattern did you use?

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    Sep 28, 2011, 08.15 AMby robygiup

    Gorgeous!!! The pattern is lovely and the idea of diagonal front stripes is brilliant!

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    Sep 28, 2011, 08.13 AMby irmchen

    Just brilliant!

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    Sep 28, 2011, 06.08 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    this is so perfectly made. i am totaly amazed and i love love love this top! BRAVO!!!

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    Sep 28, 2011, 04.19 AMby turtlegirl00

    wow! the stripes are perfect! amazing job!

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    Sep 28, 2011, 02.38 AMby sewenggirl88

    very cool, I’ve downloaded some of there patterns too but haven’t made any yet

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    Sep 27, 2011, 08.58 PMby Timea Schmidt

    So nice! I have this pattern too but didn’t get to making it yet. This striped version is amazing! Did you order it in your size or downloaded the free fixed size pattern?

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      Sep 29, 2011, 10.08 AMby tricksy

      Thank you! I used the free sample size, which is luckily very close to my actual measurements.

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    Sep 27, 2011, 07.54 PMby tyui2

    This is great! I must try the pattern.

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    Sep 27, 2011, 07.06 PMby asf

    This is certainly how to DO stripes. Well Done.

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    Sep 27, 2011, 06.02 PMby hasi

    Wow, you handled the stripes so great! Love it!

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    Sep 27, 2011, 05.28 PMby anajan

    Fantastic! Love the twist on the neckline, and how you played with the stripes. Very effective.

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    Sep 27, 2011, 05.20 PMby grabil

    It’s great!!! Please upload the pattern.

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    Sep 27, 2011, 04.55 PMby chula123

    love the way you worked the stripes, fabulous !

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    Sep 27, 2011, 04.30 PMby patti-r

    Awesome, great job!!!

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    Sep 27, 2011, 03.28 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Nice one, love the bias cut.

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