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Portrait Neck Top 10/2013 #124A

Added Dec 3, 2013

by rita61

Chemainus, Canada






This top is well drafted and sews up nicely. It is fitted at the waist seam; so if it is a little tight, the pleats don’t hang nicely. I would suggest that before you top-stitch the back neckline, you check for any gaping; I needed to take it in 2 cm so it wouldn’t gape on the back of her neck.

I used 4-way stretch, so I did not insert a zipper. However, I may insert a zipper on the next top, as the waist seam has no stretch, and could easily rip. For her preference, I will add more length on my next top. With this version, I added a one inch band to the bottom to give it a little extra length. I am also going to blind stitch the front neck facing down, as it continues to flip over on her.




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  • Jo-rosa_large

    Dec 8, 2013, 04.43 PMby Denatalicious

    I specially loved that pattern from the October issue, but I wasn’t sure of the design… after seeing your great versions in purple, I’ll make a top as soon as I can!!

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    Dec 4, 2013, 04.05 PMby liliv-1

    Oh I love this pattern and I like your purple version of it!

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    • Rita_for_burdastyle_photo_large

      Dec 6, 2013, 06.25 AMby rita61

      Thanks; it is a great pattern.

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    Dec 4, 2013, 03.59 PMby velvetribbon

    Pretty top and fabric color for your daughter. I am sure she is very happy with it :)

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    • Rita_for_burdastyle_photo_large

      Dec 6, 2013, 06.25 AMby rita61

      She is, thank you!

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    Dec 3, 2013, 04.35 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    This pattern is one of my favourite and I like the way it looks. Very nice decolette;-)

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    • Rita_for_burdastyle_photo_large

      Dec 4, 2013, 06.44 AMby rita61

      :-) This pattern caught my eye when I received my magazine. I am looking forward to seeing your version.

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      Dec 4, 2013, 05.16 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      I’ll try to do my best:-))

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    Dec 3, 2013, 01.48 PMby kisses

    Nice top like the neckline

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    • Rita_for_burdastyle_photo_large

      Dec 4, 2013, 06.39 AMby rita61

      Thanks; I really like the neckline too. I have a different one I’m going to make for me.

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    Dec 3, 2013, 08.08 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very nice top! the color suits your daughter very well – and the style is perfect for her too :)

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    • Rita_for_burdastyle_photo_large

      Dec 4, 2013, 06.39 AMby rita61

      Thanks Ellen. The style does suit her well, I’ll have to agree. :-)

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    Dec 3, 2013, 06.15 AMby Mary Athey

    Oh i love this one rita. The colours superb with your daughters coloyring and it’s a perfect colour for the winter season. Fabulous x

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    • Rita_for_burdastyle_photo_large

      Dec 4, 2013, 06.38 AMby rita61

      Thank you Mary! She is happy with her new wardrobe!

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