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My "I was bored one Sunday" chunky top

Added Feb 14, 2016

by Maria Hayek

Asker, Norway






I had a bit left over from my husband’s coat, the amount and the checks made it too little for a proper project but too much to throw away with good conscience :)
I went looking for inspiration and found this chunky top from the Burda A/W 2016 catalogue. This is Burda young super easy pattern #6850 view A.
The fabric I had was a tiny bit too little, so I improvised…Used the leftovers from the scuba mesh from my sparkly blouse and added panels along the top of the sleeves and as bias tape to finish off the hem.
It’s not the most awesome piece but it’s very warm and can be used with a lot of other pieces given its shape and color. All in all I’m happy :)
And while setting up my camera to take the photos, a curious spectator showed up at the door, so he gets a moment of fame in this post :)

Material Notes

100% lightly brushed weaved wool
Scuba mesh at the shoulders




Garment Type

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    Mar 3, 2016, 06.48 PMby sewing fanatic

    They’re great x. – ah, lol my brain, love it honey! A style i like

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      Mar 4, 2016, 06.21 AMby Maria Hayek

      Not entirely sure what “they” are, but thank you :)

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    Feb 22, 2016, 07.21 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Super easy but super effective… Lack of fabric makes us much more creative and very often the result is much better than we could expect:-) Stylish unusaul thing.

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      Feb 23, 2016, 06.10 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much Oksana :)

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    Feb 17, 2016, 06.19 PMby rita61

    Looks neat on you!

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      Feb 17, 2016, 07.06 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Rita :)

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    Feb 16, 2016, 04.28 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    So impressive to make such a stylish garment out of leftovers!

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      Feb 16, 2016, 05.37 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Elpida, so nice of you to say :)

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    Feb 16, 2016, 04.01 PMby kisses

    Cool top and you model it well

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      Feb 16, 2016, 05.36 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you very much :) So nice of you :)

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    Feb 15, 2016, 04.22 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Så flott og Stilig! Fin bruk av rester :-)

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      Feb 15, 2016, 04.42 PMby Maria Hayek

      Tusen takk Ellen :)

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    Feb 14, 2016, 07.40 PMby liliv-1


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    Feb 14, 2016, 07.38 PMby SueMH

    Looks fabulous Maria. I really like easy layers like this. I’m inspired!

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      Feb 14, 2016, 09.28 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Sue :)

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    Feb 14, 2016, 05.47 PMby izbott

    It’s a wonderful way to use good fabric! The top looks great. Your little friend approves.

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      Feb 14, 2016, 06.30 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much! :)

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    Feb 14, 2016, 04.09 PMby Beccki

    I really like it! it is such a cool top, It looks great on you, I really need to follow your lead and start using up some of my odds and ends, I like the panels on the shoulders and i beg to differ with you it is an awesome piece :-)

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      Feb 14, 2016, 04.35 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Beccki :) I’m glad you like it. Your comments always make me feel better (and prouder) or my creations :)

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    Feb 14, 2016, 02.15 PMby Mary Athey

    Lovely top x

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      Feb 14, 2016, 04.35 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Mary :)

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