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scrap top

Added Aug 10, 2010

by laura oprea

Bucharest, Romania






I made this top using the #122A pattern from burda 2/2010.
I didn’t made the top from jersey, but I used some fabric scraps I had from my previous projects (upper front part and sleeves – white shorts scraps and the lower front piece and the back – ruffle-bubble dress scraps), so not being a stretchy fabric I had to make it a size larger to fit. Though I had some problems with the huge neckline (I think this is a problem with the pattern), so I used elastic on the shoulders seam to stop it falling of my shoulders, but I still have a small strap issue :( Fail?




Garment Type
Cotton, Blends

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    Aug 11, 2010, 06.45 AMby libbysharf

    It looks beautiful. I love the gathers on the shoulders… it’s so cute. It turned out much much nicer then the original

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      Aug 11, 2010, 09.31 AMby laura oprea

      Thank you, Libby!!!

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    Aug 10, 2010, 01.07 PMby magdamagda

    Lovely fabric combo! you could try a green collar edge around the neckline, a few cms wide, starting from the green ring-like piece in the middle… you can make it double and follow a straight-line pattern with circular elastic on the inside, the folds resulted would go well with the ones across the chest

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      Aug 11, 2010, 09.30 AMby laura oprea

      You know, the collar edge crossed my mind :) Thank you.

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    Aug 10, 2010, 12.12 PMby amyalberici

    I like it. You could put a little dart at the very top of the sleeve to tighten it up then press the dart towards the back and whipstitch it into place. Nobody would even notice….I guarantee it!

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      Aug 10, 2010, 01.09 PMby laura oprea

      Thank you! This is a good idea :)

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    Aug 10, 2010, 08.17 AMby kihli

    I like it very much! Perhaps you could make two straps out of the green fabric to be knotted behind your neck?

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      Aug 10, 2010, 01.09 PMby laura oprea

      Thank you! Thank you for the suggestion, also.

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    Aug 10, 2010, 06.32 AMby norskie

    I like your color combo. I think it turned out cute. I see the problem with the shoulders. Maybe you will have to wear a little tank top underneath?

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      Aug 10, 2010, 07.01 AMby laura oprea

      Or use transparent straps :) Thank you!!!

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