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Topic: Easter Top (Simplicity 3893)!  (Read 9310 times)
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« on: April 08, 2007 08:25:29 PM »

I worked on this all day yesterday (at noon I just started cutting out the pattern) and had it finished by 6 pm for mass. Phew! Miraculously, it turned out really nice! This is the first functional piece of clothing I have made that is *not* any sort of costume.  I'm so proud!  The overall effect is very Asian-esque, which was completely unintentional and I love it!

The belt is my own simple addition (though my boyfriend's idea; kudos to him!), mainly to compensate for the fact that the shirt was slightly too large. 

Sorry for the strange cut out, this is taken from a family pic.

Thanks for the compliments-- this is my baby and I am *so!!!* proud of it!
The pattern is Simplicity 3893.  It was pretty easy to put together. My only gripe is that I wish it was more fitted. I also omitted the elastic around the waist because I HATE elastic. The belt is much nicer.

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The belt is attached with a stitch in the middle, otherwise its loose.  That way I can tighten/loosen it as I please.  It's tied in the back.
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2007 08:27:13 PM »

I love the colors. Very festive!  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2007 08:31:10 PM »

What a great top.  I'm sure that you have already gotten tons of compliments on it, but here is another one.

It is gorgeous.  I love the colors!

« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2007 09:46:07 AM »

I love the colors!  It's very flattering too! 

props to the boy, the belt was a great idea. 

« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2007 10:07:38 AM »

it's pretty, looks prof and I really love the fabric!

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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2007 11:21:10 AM »

Ooh, that's pretty!  It looks like a kimono top, very well done!

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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2007 03:15:29 PM »

Oh, that came out beautifully!!

I just bought that pattern last week, when Hobby Lobby had Simplicity on sale for $.99!!  Your picture makes me want to run home and try it out right now!  Nice job!

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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2007 04:05:11 AM »

That is so beautiful!!!
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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2007 01:06:14 AM »

love it!!! what pattern did you use?

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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2007 01:27:15 AM »

All that "cramming" Wink worked out beautifully!! I looove the fabric print you'd used!!!! Cheesy

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