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Purple 50s-Style Knit Top With Gathered Bust

Added Feb 22, 2010

by m1khaela

Brooklyn, New Yo...






This is my heavily altered version of the striped knit V-neck top in the 50s-style segment of the 02/2010 BurdaStyle magazine. I made a size 38, did a 1-inch FBA and added 5 inches of length and 3 inches of width to the front for my pregnant belly (also added 2 inches of length to the back). I didn’t like how wide the neckline was, so I gathered it in quite a bit with clear elastic. I plan to make a striped version with long sleeves next! This was my first successful maternity alteration to a pattern, and my first successful attempt sewing a knit twin-needle hem!

Material Notes

Super-soft lightweight purple rayon lycra jersey knit with nearly 100% stretch from Western Fabrics, $6/yard. I used most of 1 yard, but didn’t have enough for the long-sleeved version.




Garment Type
Business, Casual, Evening Wear, Vintage
Blends, Knits/Jersey, Rayon


BurdaStyle 02/2010

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    Feb 23, 2010, 02.55 PMby Galadriel F

    Well done. It really suits you.

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    Feb 23, 2010, 02.55 PMby cquinn13

    looks great! good job!

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    Feb 23, 2010, 03.03 AMby m1khaela

    Thanks! The portrait on the wall is of me and my husband, it was a wedding gift from a cartoonist friend (we’re both cartoonists as well).

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    Feb 23, 2010, 01.43 AMby jasmine77

    Lovely job. Looks great :)

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    Feb 23, 2010, 01.37 AMby scheryka

    Cute and it’s purple. I like the comic pic on the wall. Too cute.

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    Feb 23, 2010, 01.25 AMby camilaustral

    love it! you look great ;)

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