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In the Navy Top

Added Dec 4, 2009

by erdronen

Cincinnati, Ohio...






Pattern Used: BWOF 06-2009-102

I love how this top turned out! I had one problem with the neck facing popping out, so I topstitched which ruffled the fabric a bit. I plan to add the lining piece that I skipped in the first place which will help to hold it down, and take out the topstitching!

Otherwise, I’m so happy with it! It’s exactly my style, and very comfortable. Even the fit was very good, although I took it in at the sides just a bit. I also had to topstitch the pleats to hold them down while in use. I think it looks much better than if they were to be allowed to unfold (like the pattern calls for).

Last piece of my wardrobe, besides the one I have to fix up before I can post it! Here’s the link to my review. Vote if you can, and if not definitely check out all the amazing wardrobes ! :)

Material Notes

Navy cotton jersey recycled from a dress I bought at my company’s sample sale extra cheap! It’s fantastically comfy and gorgeous fabric :)




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    Jan 8, 2010, 11.49 PMby bola

    Cool top! I haven’t seen this style around before! loving it! bx

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    Dec 20, 2009, 05.19 AMby ginasophia

    I love this top!! Im so impressed with the pleats in this jersey. nice work!

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    Dec 7, 2009, 02.23 AMby fgcassinelli

    It looks really good!

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    Dec 7, 2009, 02.23 AMby fgcassinelli

    It looks really good!

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    Dec 5, 2009, 02.06 PMby joanrobinson

    Great work— this is lovely.

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    Dec 5, 2009, 07.55 AMby nessys

    Once again, you’ve done a lovely job. This top is really nice, and the pleats make it really interesting. Good work Darl!

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    Dec 4, 2009, 07.35 PMby mirela

    This was my latest project also, haven’t posted it yet… Loved the pattern, took it in at the sides as well. I did leave the pleats to unfold but I like the version with them sewn too. I think that even removing the pleats altogether it would still look great. For the facing flipping out, in case you do not want to top stitch it, i sometimes use that iron on webbing in between the facing and fabric, but it removes some of the stretchiness of the fabric.

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      Dec 4, 2009, 08.26 PMby erdronen

      I can’t wait to see it! Thanks for the tip… i might actually try that if the lining isn’t enough weight to hold it down.

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    Dec 4, 2009, 06.59 PMby xnickerxje

    This is one of my favorite pieces. It looks so comfy yet so stylish. I could wear this to work or out, making it very versatile. Great job!

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    Dec 4, 2009, 06.36 PMby irmchen

    Love it! Well done! I made just the same out of orange stretch satin and further I made the dress option but it was in spring and I posted no pics.

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      Dec 4, 2009, 08.25 PMby erdronen

      You should post it! I would love to see pictures :) It sounds fabulous!

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    Dec 4, 2009, 05.08 PMby fabricaddict

    Your top is stunning! I have had my eye on this pattern since I saw it in my Burda mag. yours turned out great – well done on following all those tiny instructions! I’m going to check out your wardrobe now

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    Dec 4, 2009, 02.53 PMby ghainskom

    You could try understitching the facing to keep it from popping out. You have a very nice entry in the wardrobe contest. Good job!

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      Dec 4, 2009, 03.36 PMby erdronen

      Thanks Ghainskom! I did the understitching, and I clipped the allowances, and nothing helped, so I topstitched as a last resort :( I think there’s just not enough weight, so I’m really hoping the lining will do it!

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