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V. Westwood steam punk knock off top

Added Oct 13, 2010

by India T.

L.A., United States






based on vogue pattern 8385. i skipped buttons & went w/ hook & eye and black ties for a more steam punky feel.

i have the exact V Westwood shirt this pattern is seemingly based on. that helped to understand directions, which are clear, but ever so slightly confusing regarding the shoulder straps, which fold over, and lining.
mineis lined, though not perfectly, and, YES, needs a good press, but i’d just worn it all day ; ) ….. this is a great top for those with a larger chest, btw!

I’d never put in a hook & eye w/ lining etc before, & next time will probably read some techniques, as i just treated it like a puzzle.

i stumbled on www.Veryprarie.com , she has an great blog, with an awesome version of this top,
i’ve made 3 variations so far… very fun and easy to sew.

Material Notes

vera wang stretch cotton micro twill




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Other, Steampunk

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    Oct 13, 2010, 10.25 PMby India T.

    thank you guys so much! i an making a more conservative version sans ties etc and a dress… i really love that now i can attempt to copy a designer top I originally purchased for a fortune! as a novice sewer, this yop gives a good quick sense of accomplishment.

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    Oct 13, 2010, 02.39 PMby juditab

    Love it!

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    Oct 13, 2010, 09.19 AMby mayadaughterofsun

    looks great!

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    Oct 13, 2010, 06.17 AMby steampunkginger

    Yay for steampunk! Nice and creative…

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    Oct 13, 2010, 02.12 AMby kimberleejean

    This is really beautiful, and looks reallllllyyyyy comfy.

    I just love your skirt fabric pattern, too. Good job!!!

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      Oct 13, 2010, 10.28 PMby India T.

      thanks! the peplum is a mystery fabric, and the actual skirt is a nanette lepore skirt. the top is cut on bias, so add stretchy material, and it is very comfy!

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