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Flouncy Dot Top

Added Apr 22, 2010

by Erin E

Seattle, Washing...






Made this over two Saturdays! I really like this top. This fabric is perfect for warm weather. It’s very cool to the touch and drapes nicely.

I used French seams at the shoulders and sides and bias binding at the neck and armholes.

My only complaint is that the neckline is too big, which means it dips down a little too low in the front (and the back from what I see in the pictures now) and tends to move around on the shoulders. I don’t even have to undo the button at the back to get it on and off.

I also wasn’t able to do a proper hem because it wasn’t long enough. I only had enough to turn it up once and sew which leaves a raw edge inside. Which is ok since it doesn’t fray too badly, but it would have been nice to do a proper hem.

I made the top in the smallest size (8) which is smaller than my body measurements, but there was 4″ of ease so I knew I would be safe. I didn’t make any adjustments to it. I wanted to see how it would turn out straight from the pattern and it turns out that it’s about one size too big. Oh well! I still really like it and will most likely wear it for fun, summertime events!

Read more about this top on my blog :)

Material Notes

New Look 6885, some crepey (rayon? poly?) material




Garment Type
Blends, Rayon

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    Apr 23, 2010, 05.16 AMby speedy

    Very well done. I like the low neckline in the back, it is flattering. besides, who wants to undo a back button?

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      Apr 23, 2010, 06.15 PMby Erin E

      Ha! True :) It is kind of nice not having to hassle with it.

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    Apr 22, 2010, 06.06 AMby keren

    It’s so pretty! I love the pattern and the fabric looks light and great for it. I love the ruffles and the button at the back! Great job!

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    Apr 22, 2010, 04.30 AMby sarsaparilla

    Very nice! It looks like a good pattern to try :)

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      Apr 22, 2010, 05.08 PMby Erin E

      Thanks! It is a good pattern. I noted the difficulty as intermediate because of the gathering and the bias binding. Since I’ve done a lot of that before it’s easy for me, but don’t know how it would be for a beginner. But now that I think about, it really was a piece of cake to put together and is a simple pattern that looks great when made up! I think a beginner could pretty easily make this top.

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