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Striped Vintage Top with Back Buttons

Added Jun 1, 2014

by Danielle Mac...

Brooklyn, New Yo...






I made this top quite some time ago from a remnant piece of $1.99 fabric. The pattern is a vintage top from the 50’s. It had a side invisible zipper but I wanted big buttons down the back. I found some nice big pearl ones with a great texture in Grandma’s stash and I ended up leaving it open at the bottom like a summer top. I tried very hard and I think was pretty successful at matching up the stripes at all the seams and darts. I’m not sure what the fabric is but it’s pretty comfortable and the shirt ended up costing $1.99!




Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Vintage

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    Jun 18, 2014, 02.47 PMby trploceanmoon

    Really cute!! I love it!

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    Jun 11, 2014, 05.19 AMby nrobson

    Gorgeous, great fit

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    Jun 6, 2014, 07.30 PMby klassykate

    I LOVE this top. Could you tell me what pattern it is?

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      Jun 13, 2014, 04.32 AMby Danielle MacIndoe

      Thank you. It’s actually an old vintage pattern I got on Ebay. I was hoping to make it again but I had a bad flood in my apartment and a pile of my vintage patterns got ruined and this was among the casualties. They kind of just turned to a clump of mush. I don’t have a picture or anything but I do see similar ones on Ebay a lot so you should keep an eye out.

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    Jun 4, 2014, 10.51 PMby flowergirl22

    lovely colors,, great view

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    Jun 4, 2014, 10.29 AMby Laurel CJ

    I love that a top that would be pretty expensive in a vintage store only cost you 1.99!

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      Jun 13, 2014, 05.04 AMby Danielle MacIndoe

      Yeah, that’s what is so great about sewing!

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    Jun 4, 2014, 09.03 AMby SassyT

    This is such a lovely top.

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    Jun 2, 2014, 10.21 PMby Irina Schwab

    Really cool project. I love the backdrop, too x

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    Jun 2, 2014, 09.59 PMby bjr99

    Fantastic top! Love the fact that it looks great and cost so little. Those are wonderful garments!

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      Jun 3, 2014, 08.45 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

      They are the best, it makes sewing seem more worth it. Thanks!

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    Jun 2, 2014, 09.32 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    What a Great top! Very nicely sewn! Congrats on being featured! :)

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    Jun 2, 2014, 08.24 PMby cathysews

    Really gorgeous

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    Jun 2, 2014, 07.35 PMby maggieg5

    beautiful top and lovely finish :0)

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    Jun 2, 2014, 01.44 PMby kisses

    Lovely top and nice photos

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      Jun 2, 2014, 07.38 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

      Thank you! The photoshoot was really fun.

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    Jun 2, 2014, 12.43 PMby IDia

    Realy lovely! LOVE this Shape!

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      Jun 2, 2014, 07.37 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

      Thank you! They had the most flattering shapes back then.

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    Jun 2, 2014, 09.17 AMby libra-s

    Such a lovely top!

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    Jun 2, 2014, 08.31 AMby liliv-1

    I love all your projects and this one is no exception, perfect vintage style and perfect matching with the stripes. You look gorgeous in it.

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    Jun 2, 2014, 05.15 AMby Mary Athey

    This is gorgeous, i love the buttons down the back and the fabrics lovely. Great photos as well x

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      Jun 2, 2014, 07.31 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

      Thanks! I was lucky to find just the right buttons.

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    Jun 2, 2014, 02.44 AMby rita61

    Your shirt looks so nice on you. Nice design, and great with the stripes.

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      Jun 2, 2014, 07.31 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

      Thank you! The stripes gave it an extra challenge.

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