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wrap top @ pencil pants

Added Oct 16, 2014

by Mary Athey

Antrim, Co Antri...






This is my second attempt at the wrap top. The first one was to short! I added 2" to this and I wish I had of added more. I wore this to the airport with the green pencil pants and of course I bleeped going through security lol. I had to go into this see through pod and raise my hands above my head? Well of course the top opened and rode up lol, mum said she knew I was breathing in lol. I have another one planned and it will be longer!! The trousers where so comfortable and similar to a pair I saw on Nikki minaj in a magazine. I also made a floral pair with matching vest!! The vest needs binding to finish it but I wore it anyway x

Material Notes

Cotton based jersey




Garment Type

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    Jan 27, 2015, 01.27 AMby Mokara

    Hi Mary, I love the top and the pants… outfits, and thanks for the story, I needed a good laugh today, I was just picturing the whole thing, ahaha

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      Jan 27, 2015, 12.11 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks mokara, mum and me laughed later about it. I had to put my hands in the air and keep them there until the scan finished. My stomach and part of my bra where showing lol , i was mortified x

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      Jan 28, 2015, 05.36 PMby Mokara

      hilarious :D

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    Oct 30, 2014, 12.33 AMby nrobson

    love the tropical theme xx

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      Jan 27, 2015, 12.08 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much xx

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    Oct 28, 2014, 01.32 PMby Madcinderella

    Love that top and fabric!

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      Oct 28, 2014, 08.52 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks so much madcinderella, I love seeing which as t I can do with a pattern x

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    Oct 20, 2014, 03.29 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    I like all the collection on this page, Mary:-) It seems all the things are paired well with each other. But the wrap top and pants are leaders. I liek both of the pattern and your variants as well. You have nice legs so the pants suit you very perfect. The prints of all the items are very nice. And I didn’t think the top is shorter than it shoud be until read your story:-) The situation in the airport seemed to be both comic and partly confusing but anyway you were dressed excellent and this last fact is the most important:-)))

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      Oct 20, 2014, 06.32 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks oksana, the next one I make will be even longer.the top was a good length but I never took into account the fact that I could be standing with my hands above my head?? Lol. I love my comfort but I still want to look nice x

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    Oct 20, 2014, 03.14 PMby velvetribbon

    You are a creative person, Mary! Both top and pants are so lovely. Your post always made me laugh, lol!! Beside creative, you are a kind and funny person :-)

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      Oct 20, 2014, 06.34 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much velvetribbon for your lovely words. We always have a laugh whatever we do x

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    Oct 19, 2014, 10.16 PMby SassyT

    Oh Mary I laughed my myself silly re the security beep, the lifting your hands up and your mum knowing you were breathing in. Great ensembles. SSB https://facebook.com/sassysewingbees

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      Oct 19, 2014, 10.20 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much sassyt, I could go through security naked and still bleep lol x

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    Oct 17, 2014, 09.30 PMby kisses

    Cool top Mary…like the different variation

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      Oct 17, 2014, 10.24 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks daina, I like to be different and it’s always nice when a different fabric choice works. The Jersey suits this style so well x

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    Oct 17, 2014, 06.17 PMby Mbaliyethu

    Stunning, Mary. I love everything.

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      Oct 17, 2014, 07.02 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Winters good for all the horror shows lol. I need to sew lol x

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    Oct 17, 2014, 01.12 PMby yenny lee

    I love this :)

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      Oct 17, 2014, 02.52 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much yenny-lee for your lovely comment x

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    Oct 17, 2014, 09.36 AMby KamySole

    You are so much fun to watch. You make a lot of different version of the same pattern. It is great.

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      Oct 17, 2014, 02.54 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks kamysole, my brain must work differently lol. If i make something and it turns out well then ill try and do another but with changes.i think if a pattern works then make more lol x

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    Oct 17, 2014, 07.12 AMby rita61

    Your wrap top is great, I really like the fabric print. I never thought to use a knit for this top. And I agree, the pattern is too short !!!!! There is one airport we go through where everyone has to stand in the booth and put their arms on their head. I usually loose my balance and start to laugh !! Your photos are so much fun to look at !!!

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      Oct 17, 2014, 02.56 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much Rita, i was more worried about my stomach being on show lol. Mum sailed through and was waiting on her bag when i was in the pod with my arms above my head lol, the next one i make will be even longer x

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    Oct 17, 2014, 06.45 AMby cchristie

    Love the green fabric with the tropical print. Looks really fabulous

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      Oct 17, 2014, 06.57 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks cchristie, I bought the fabric to make the trousers lol but changed my mind and made the top x

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    Oct 17, 2014, 03.15 AMby jenss-1

    The metal in my bra once set off the metal detector in an airport. The (fortunately female) officer said, “well it must be a good one!” as she was scanning me. Good, yes, I really do need all that metal. Your airport story made me chuckle, Mary! The outfits are cute – I particularly like the matching floral set.

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      Oct 17, 2014, 07.08 AMby Mary Athey

      Your story made me laugh as well. I always get stopped and when on the odd occasion I sail through check in I feel like punching the air with glee lol. Both of these patterns are great with a few tweaks x

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    Oct 17, 2014, 02.38 AMby izbott

    Mary this is a beautiful color on you! Great tip on making it longer. Can’t wait to see it

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      Oct 17, 2014, 05.27 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks izbott, I got lovely fabric last week to make another. I think this time instead of adding 2" I will add at least 5". A heavier fabric would make the split stay put as well lol x

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    Oct 16, 2014, 09.52 PMby Zsuzso

    Lovely outfits ! Looking good as ever !

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      Oct 17, 2014, 05.28 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much zsuzso, I have to start making warmer clothes now x

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    Oct 16, 2014, 09.29 PMby orchiddream

    Looks great on you, of course! I also made this top (in linen) and it was way too short. ( measurements, anyone?) It also had a tendency to open up, so I had to tack it closed in several places. I made a second one in a lycra knit and lengthened it about 6", still had to sew it closed, but the length was good and Mister likes it. I should get busy with camera and post those.

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      Oct 17, 2014, 07.01 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks, I look forward to seeing yours. I only added 2" to this one and it was OK until I had to move my arms lol. Was the 6" a good length? I do like the clean lines on this and want to make a plain coloured one in a heavier fabric x

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      Oct 18, 2014, 02.23 PMby orchiddream

      Six inches worked, I curved the back hem up a little at center back so it falls in a more flattering place on my derriere. Since I have to close the front panels an way, it occurs to me that I could make the pattern pieces so the underlap piece is just a faux panel at the hem. Much less fabric needed that way.

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      Oct 18, 2014, 04.15 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you for the info. It’s a lovely pattern and simple enough to do. It’s just way shorter than the photo. X

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    Oct 16, 2014, 08.47 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Great outfits! I love your wrapped top with the green trousers! And the one with flower and top is great too! You are fabulous!

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      Oct 17, 2014, 07.03 AMby Mary Athey

      Ellen that is such a lovely compliment coming from someone as talented as you. I might pinch your backwards version which was fantastic and try that as well x

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      Oct 17, 2014, 05.23 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Yeah, that’s a great idea! I’m sure you will love it.
      I have blouses from my mum which has the buttons in back from the 70’s and I like them a lot :)

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      Oct 17, 2014, 07.04 PMby Mary Athey

      I wore dresses and tops with the buttons down the back in the 80’s, fashion always goes and Comes back again x

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      Oct 18, 2014, 07.22 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Yeah, and that’s great! Have a lovely weekend my friend! :)

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    Oct 16, 2014, 08.04 PMby liliv-1

    wonderful Mary, you are so creative :)

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      Oct 17, 2014, 07.06 AMby Mary Athey

      Liliv. That is such a lovely compliment as you are a fabulous gifted seamstress, Thank you so much x

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