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Top for Tina

Added Aug 26, 2010

by tranquiltornado

Barcelona, Spain






This top is based off the Wenlan Blouse,this was my very first intermediate pattern so I was quite nervous and I found the instructions quite hard to follow so I ‘winged it’ quite a bit! I adjusted it quite a bit too but I am pretty happy with the results!
The top is too big on me as I made it for my Sister who is 2 sizes larger than I am so please excuse the way it hangs on me! I decided against the neck tie as I have used raw silk as the main material and it would just be too bulky with it attached. I am also just over 6mths pregnant so my bump effects the shape a little here too. I hope you like what I have done with it, please feel free to comment, any advice is more than welcome.

Material Notes

2.5m of Raw silk and 5m of bias binding




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type

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    Feb 27, 2011, 10.53 PMby peaches2218

    I ADORE the back of this. The neck, the piping, everything. It’s far and away my favourite Wenlan.

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      Mar 1, 2011, 07.39 PMby tranquiltornado

      Thank you so much! I must admit I love this top too, almost regret giving ti to my sister!

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    Feb 3, 2011, 10.11 PMby vflsun

    Great job! I love the neck and back changes you made.

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      Feb 3, 2011, 10.55 PMby tranquiltornado

      Thank you, thinking about making another version of this soon, something lighter for the summer…. I might even keep it for myself this time :D

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    Aug 27, 2010, 08.45 PMby nookie

    this is a great wenlan variation. i live the brown trim, the neckline and the back opening. Your sister must be very happy

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    Aug 26, 2010, 06.15 PMby BeYou TiFul

    Sooo nice.

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    Aug 26, 2010, 05.31 PMby tamezdc

    If I made this for myself, I would do a variation: scoop neck. Very nice.

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    Aug 26, 2010, 03.07 PMby flynnflynn

    the piping on the edge is so lovely with that silhouette! this will be wonderful as a fall piece with long sleeves under it as well. i’ve been contemplating something with a high collar and ruffled sleeves lately; thanks for the great inspiration =D

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    Aug 26, 2010, 02.05 PMby beliz

    love it :) it looks a little like my dress in my profile picture..Maybe you could try to add more ruffles to it next time..I am just a beginner so cant try it myself….congs..

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    Aug 26, 2010, 01.05 PMby soaringviola

    In contrast to the original version I really like your one! Great material choice and I agree that you should think about keeping it, looks good on you!

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    Aug 26, 2010, 12.33 PMby hdk100

    I think it’s perfect for a maternity top too, maybe you should consider not giving it away… Congratulations on your “bump”! :) Lovely blouse!!

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    Aug 26, 2010, 11.50 AMby evamarie

    Yes! Your ‘winged’ wenian’ looks great! I like the dark contours and the buttons are a nice touch. Bravo!

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      Aug 26, 2010, 11.53 AMby tranquiltornado

      Thank you so much, I stilll have so much to learn but it was fun to make.

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