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knit top

Added Feb 8, 2008

by jj1

Livingston, New ...






I designed this top with A cup bust in mind. The knit fabric should not
be too soft so that sleeves will stay “puff”.

Material Notes

gray knit bought from MOOD, ny




Garment Type



for sleeve drafting.

H&M , top pattern

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    Feb 23, 2009, 04.06 AMby lizzie225

    this is sooo beautiful! thanks for sharing

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    Mar 21, 2008, 11.54 AMby artcrit

    Really cute top! I am a new to sewing but am willing to try most anything, especially if it’s something I will wear!

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    Feb 16, 2008, 08.10 AMby jj1

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    Feb 15, 2008, 02.04 PMby sewstacey

    This is stunning! I saw the pattern (yay!) but have you come out with the how-to yet? Also, I’ve never downloaded a pattern off Burda because I’m semi-new to the site but I really want to make this! How do you go about downloading and printing it?

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    Feb 15, 2008, 09.53 AMby pinkhibiscus

    it certainly is very wearable. I have seen more than one old fashion style pattern turn into wonderful knit wear, it’s really inspiring!

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    Feb 15, 2008, 09.16 AMby cmannering

    I think it is great, but would be a bit too tight for my chubba arms. =o)

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    Feb 14, 2008, 06.06 PMby jj1

    Thanks for compliments again. Staticstasy, you will need twice as much the size of patterns when glued together. And yes, the first picture was taken on dressform. I had how tos posted over how tos sections if you want to draft bigger size.

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    Feb 13, 2008, 12.29 PMby indig0

    I need it!

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    Feb 13, 2008, 11.24 AMby staticstasy

    Oooh! Pretty! How much fabric do I need about? Oh, and is the first picture on the doll? I’ll probably have to make it a bit smaller…

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    Feb 13, 2008, 04.44 AMby squirrellypoo

    I absolutely love this and I’m so glad you’ve posted the pattern! I adore leg of mutton sleeves – I put them on a jacket once after seeing how to do the alteration in one of my vintage drafting books and I was hooked ever since! I’ll even take the plunge and draft it up to a 42 for myself, that’d how badly I love this!

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    Feb 12, 2008, 07.03 PMby minxdragon

    bugger! I wasn’t logged in. It shouldn’t be too hard to grade actually… I hope!

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    Feb 11, 2008, 01.20 AMby susisonne

    That´s just great! I can´t wait for the pattern! ;-)

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    Feb 10, 2008, 03.04 AMby wendyxo

    Wow, that is very cool. You are so talanted.

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    Feb 9, 2008, 12.26 PMby leahnicole-1

    This is so stunning

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    Feb 9, 2008, 10.44 AMby spiderlily

    This shirt is terrific, I want one!

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    Feb 9, 2008, 10.11 AMby jj1

    Yes, it is one piece sleeve! It’s called leg o mutton, very old fashion stlye but making it in knit, it is wearable, don’t you think?

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    Feb 9, 2008, 09.49 AMby lilo

    this is absolutely lovely! brilliant pattern jj, you did it again! (i’m just about to finish your blouse) and YES, i want the pattern, please, please! (I have no problem in sizing it up for myself)

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    Feb 9, 2008, 07.59 AMby olar

    I love the neck part that you call “fake turtleneck” it looks so good without any seams there. Great job. It is very elegant!

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    Feb 9, 2008, 07.44 AMby pinkhibiscus

    love it~ love the bust ruching and the sleeve, is it one-piece sleeve? very special curves!

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    Feb 9, 2008, 07.24 AMby jj1

    Good to here all the feedback, I sometimes really doubt my taste. Thank you so much for very kind compliments. I will upload the pattern and how to on Tue. It’s not hard at all, you can finish this top in one day from start to finish that why I keep collar un- complicated. Lauriana, it is a straight line from shoulder, another word …fake turtleneck. Make as high as you want and wear it different way, fold half way, fold lower, higher etc.. It will work with boat neck style too.

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    Feb 9, 2008, 05.26 AMby lauriana

    I love it! Those sleeve are gorgeous, and I also like the gathers on the body. Having an A-cup myself, I’m familiar with that kind of shaping ;) but I really like the unusual way you’ve done it here (not making an underbust cross seam, but a panel). What kind of neckline did you make? It looks like a cowl neck cut with the body pieces

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    Feb 9, 2008, 05.07 AMby ceregana

    this is so cool. i love it.

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    Feb 9, 2008, 04.34 AMby lybu

    This is really lovely :)

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    Feb 9, 2008, 02.17 AMby fashion1

    omg! this top is fantastic! you´re so skillfull JJ! can´t wait for the pattern!

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    Feb 9, 2008, 01.20 AMby debbic

    Another fab top! I love it. You are really talented and should post the pattern! I love your style. I find most tops drown me and wish i could draft my own patterns.

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    Feb 8, 2008, 11.43 PMby queenb

    Really stylish top! Looking forward to see that how to! Well done!

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    Feb 8, 2008, 11.24 PMby jd98

    Another gorgeous piece JJ! I’m not bust 32’’ but a friend of mine is and she would kill for this top :) waiting impatiently for the how to. thanks

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    Feb 8, 2008, 11.08 PMby miss-g

    It’s beautiful. You’re so clever!

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    Feb 8, 2008, 06.43 PMby jj1

    Thanks! Can you see the photos? I can’t see it from main creation page… I am posting the photo of this top to see if anybody likes it because I plan to do a how to on drafing this top. I will only upload the pattern in one size (bust 32") because I can’t do grading part, it’s way too hard and take too much of my time.

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    Feb 8, 2008, 06.24 PMby oliveoil

    I love this! You’re very talented.

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