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Graphite Leg of Mutton Top

Added Jan 25, 2009

by ichigogirl

Stockholm, Sweden






I finally followed a Burda style pattern; JJ’s Leg of Mutton top! When I measured the test-square it was too small (and I’m a Burda style size 36, which the pattern was made for), so I didn’t dare use the pattern for the body, but used my own t-shirt pattern instead which was fine since I wanted a more simple body anyway. I used JJ’s sleeve-pattern just as it was, but made the seam more narrow than recommended and it worked just fine. The collar is a little wider than in original, I haven’t decided if I’m keeping it like this or if I’m making it more narrow… If I make another one I’ll put the cap of the sleeve higher up on the shoulder (make the shoulder seam shorter). Great pattern, thanks JJ! Next I’ll try Bola’s instructions on making gathered puffy sleeves and compare results (Leg of Mutton vs Gathered puff, interesting…!).

Material Notes

Graphite-grey cotton with a little lycra.




Garment Type



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    Mar 22, 2010, 10.34 PMby kristenpage

    wow that´s great!! I hace the same problem as yours.. I am bigger sized.. That is quite an interesting idea!!

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    Feb 5, 2009, 12.57 AMby ichigogirl

    Thank you all :-)! Planning on making another version soon…!

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    Feb 2, 2009, 09.00 PMby effervescence

    OoHHHHHHHH!! love it!!love it!!
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    Feb 1, 2009, 05.06 PMby tdbrown85

    love it, very nice

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    Jan 30, 2009, 03.32 PMby jiska

    Wow, I like the sleeves very much! And I think it’s nice that you’ve kept the body simpler, that way the sleeves get the attention.

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    Jan 29, 2009, 01.55 AMby bola

    Great top! I should try the leg of mutton sleeves when I get a spare moment- I love them! and it would be good to see how compare to gathered sleeves.bx

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    Jan 26, 2009, 05.08 AMby lybu

    I like your top. It looks great on you.

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    Jan 25, 2009, 09.23 PMby jj1

    I think your top look really really great. I agree with you on narrow the shouder seam. I like the collar just like that. By the way,I drafted the sleeve from vintagesewing.com and I made the mini how to here……………………


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    Jan 25, 2009, 02.02 PMby jem1022

    OMG… just love the sleeves so much, and the gray cotton is my fav… just love gray…

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