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The dark blue dot.

Added Jun 13, 2010

by almalou

Melbourne, Austr...

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Description

I’ve been working on this top for ages, chipping away at it progressively over the last few months.
Now I’m on semester break from uni, i managed to finally finish it, and I’m really happy with how it worked out! Hopefully I’ll be able to finish a few other projects too!

I used navy and white polka dot cotton which I found at Savers. The bust part is lined with plain white cotton.
I used vintage ‘Style’ pattern 1220 (1975). The pattern is for a sun dress, so I just extended the length of the bodice and increased the width. I also added pleats to the straps, as I wanted them to taper towards the bodice. There were no other major adjustments to the pattern, just a few tweaks here and there.

Now I just have to wait for some warmer weather so I can give it a test run!

Thanks for stopping by to have a look :-)

Material Notes

Navy blue and white polka dot cotton, plain white cotton for lining.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Tops
Style
Casual, Vintage
Material
Cotton

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  • Dsc00293_large

    Jun 10, 2012, 08.12 AMby laracrj

    LOVE polka dots and what a gorgeous shape!

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    Aug 10, 2010, 01.45 PMby silvermink

    This is absolutly adorable! So inspiring! :)

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    Jun 14, 2010, 05.34 AMby nataliepie

    Pretty

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    Jun 13, 2010, 03.41 PMby frkbustad

    It’s adorable, both the fabric and the cut. This cut is something I see as a great basic pattern for tops and dresses, so you’ve got a good start there!

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      Jun 13, 2010, 10.59 PMby almalou

      Thank you! I agree – this cut is a great basic pattern, really versatile. It was a lucky pattern find!

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    Jun 13, 2010, 02.34 PMby jaimesews

    really cute!

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    Jun 13, 2010, 01.14 PMby sewenggirl88

    Love the polka dots, you did a great job

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    Jun 13, 2010, 12.36 PMby Adrienne Hendrix

    Very cute! Glad you finished it. I have a few projects I need to finish…think I will go do them now! Thanks for the inspiration.

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      Jun 13, 2010, 11.01 PMby almalou

      Thank you! Glad to hear you’ve caught the
      project-finishing bug too – good luck!

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    Jun 13, 2010, 10.36 AMby fairyprincess

    Lovely!

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    Jun 13, 2010, 07.12 AMby nenasew

    Its super cute. I love polka dots.

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