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Faded Green V-Neck Tee

Added Aug 22, 2016

by sewing fanatic

Nth Is, New Zealand






Contrast V Neck Top – Burdastyle 07/2014 #114

I have to point out lol that there is much wrong I did with this tee (not including my perusing terrific vintage seventies fabric scraps). I forgot that not all stretch knits are made the same, and not concentrating, I made the big boo boo of cutting my pattern out with the stretch going vertically. Instead of the stretch going across the body lol, so it may hang weirdly on the frame. I also forgot to cut the back out in to two separate pieces down the center back. Furthermore I also made the mistake of not following the instructions for the neck line, instead just plonking the V-neck facing on top of the neckline, with visible top-stitching. Rather than setting them in neatly with nice clean seam lines, such as I did with the raglan/cap sleeves. Never mind I’ll wear it lol, its still comfy, and I’ll just tell people I intended to make exposed seams for a distressed look lolz. Location: St Marys Bay

Material Notes

70s faded green stretch jersey (2-way stretch only), 70s sheer floral stretch chiffon (4-way stretch)




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Other
Chiffon, Knits/Jersey

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  • Burda_large

    Sep 6, 2016, 03.40 AMby izbott

    Nadia,one time I was so mixed up I cut fabric backwards. That top is still in a UFO pile. Your was good because you are wearing it. I was at a trendy shop for yoga wear and this top makes the cut!

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      Sep 6, 2016, 11.33 AMby sewing fanatic

      I thank you very much izbott, i like trends! I am realizing thru all my unpicking lol that we sewers know theres often a lot involved, lots to know/remember, more than may meet the eye! X

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    Sep 5, 2016, 03.08 PMby liliv-1

    It looks trendy and I wouldn’ t be surprise to see this neckline in rtw! I’ m jealous of you of this is the worst mistake in your sewing life!

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      Sep 6, 2016, 11.29 AMby sewing fanatic

      Thank u i love hearing from you sweet liliv! It seems its simply part of the inevitable sewing mishaps. Its probably best if i make sure I’ve committed every possible sewing mistake there is, before I graduate to being an intermediate sewist, haha! I am starting to appreciate rtw on the racks a lot more now lol! X

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    Sep 5, 2016, 03.24 AMby RedBelka

    Cute top!

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    Sep 4, 2016, 10.35 PMby sewing fanatic

    Photos added for the last two projects, taken at the gym of an apartment I was minding, but I don’t actually gym lolz. You can see some wrinkling happening width-wise on this top, not to mention it also occurring now on my body, lolz!

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    Aug 24, 2016, 08.12 PMby Daniela Ivanova

    Nice idea to mix that fabric with lace one ! I also did in my last project and I like your I

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      Aug 24, 2016, 11.34 PMby sewing fanatic

      thank you Daniela! i’m going to look for ways to incorporate small lace scraps that i’ve got, into my garments xx

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    Aug 23, 2016, 07.19 PMby TeenyUK

    I made the schoolboy error of not marking the right side of the fabric pieces for a tunic dress with raglan sleeves I was making out of thin jersey. I really carefully top stitched perfectly along the front seam lines, only to realise the next day in daylight that I’d sewn the front panel on wrong side facing out! Ouch!!!

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      Aug 23, 2016, 11.31 PMby sewing fanatic

      Thankyou TeenyUK! Lol its defo a schoolboy error in my case here too: people might think its inside out lol. And very true its hard to see the stitches i have to unpick if its by light-bulb (which happens often lolz)- theres never enough daylight hours for stitching X

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    Aug 23, 2016, 03.25 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    The fabric combination is fantastic and the top is really cute! I always make at least one mistake in every project. I’m trying to eliminate them but they ‘re always there, at least one….But if we don’t reveal them who is capable of seeing them?

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      Aug 23, 2016, 05.32 PMby sewing fanatic

      thank you Elpida! and come to think of it i make at least one mistake in every one of my projects too, but thats true, i don’t think anyone esp non-sewists will really know unless i say lol x

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    Aug 23, 2016, 07.25 AMby Mary Athey

    Lovely top. You are not the only one to do this. I have a jumpsuit languishing at the bottom of my mistakes pile. I cut the bottom pieces going the wrong way from the bodice and it looked awful lol.we hopefully learn from our mistakes? I really like this top though and love the fabric combo x

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      Aug 23, 2016, 12.09 PMby sewing fanatic

      thank you so much Mary; it does feel like the hugest mistake in the sewing world lolz doesn’t it haha, i’m sure i’ll remember this booboo, well hoping lolz XD x

  • El_large

    Aug 22, 2016, 06.33 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    This is great! I love this style too :)

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      Aug 22, 2016, 07.08 PMby sewing fanatic

      thanks so much for that my friend. i know i love your awesome versions! =D

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    Aug 22, 2016, 03.25 PMby kisses

    Despite the several mistakes….it is a nice top. Like the fabric combination. We learn from mistakes in order to better ourselves. Don’t be too hard on yourself…you will still get a few wear out of it.

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      Aug 22, 2016, 03.43 PMby sewing fanatic

      I thank you very much Kisses! you’re right thats how ya learn lolz, for sure my sewing skills must be building up by now lol, and its great i’ve now got a way to use those small scrap pieces up, as with the sleeves. X

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