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Topic: Easter Top (Simplicity 3893)!  (Read 8492 times)
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DarthSqurl
« 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.


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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!
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« 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. 
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« 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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« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2007 05:36:30 AM »

Very very nice.  I love the belt addition.  I looks lovely on you.
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« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2007 07:52:05 AM »

absolutely STUNNING and very flattering!  The shimmery belt matches your gleaming smile.  Looks like you had a lovely Easter.  Congrats!

Smiley

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« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2007 07:54:04 AM »

The top is *gorgeous* !!
I love the fabric, and the belt is a really awesome addition.
great job!
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« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2007 06:58:13 PM »

this is so beautiful and the colors are devine. i would soooo rock this.
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« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2007 10:13:05 AM »

I love everything about that top! I may have to sew that for me. I've got tons of pretty material, and the belt, it's perfect! Did you attach it to the top or is it tied/buckled somewhere?
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« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2007 10:39:56 AM »

I absolutety love it!! The fabrics and colors you've used work great with you skin- and hairtones. And the style is very flattering on you Smiley I just love that particular style.. you look great and you've done an amazing job!!
I don't know what else to say, except I wish it was mine.. Smiley *jealous*
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« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2007 10:46:35 AM »

It was such a simple pattern! Try it yourself.  If you're unsure about your sewing skills, buy some cheap-o fabric to practice. Give it a shot!
I got the fabric from Joannes.
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« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2007 12:38:40 PM »

The fabric is gorgeous, especially with your coloring and I love the gleam of the satin--makes it really dressy.
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« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2007 08:57:35 PM »

where did you get the fabric!! I love it!
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« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2007 06:04:58 PM »

Jo Anne's. Cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2007 07:14:08 PM »

IT LOOKS AMAZING ON YOU!
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« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2007 09:37:51 PM »

oh what section! I had been eyeing this pattern but I couldn't find any fabric I liked and you obviously did I am sooo jealous but also happy because I know now there is hope!
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« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2007 08:59:00 PM »

So beautiful!
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« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2007 06:28:27 PM »

So gorgeous and so very flattering especially with your fantastic belt that puts the attention at the right place. I bought that pattern before my machine went berserk. Now that I have it back I'm so making that top. Thanks!
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« Reply #24 on: May 11, 2007 11:02:24 AM »

Beautiful! It looks really flattering on you, and coordinates great with the pants/tank you're wearing.  Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: May 11, 2007 11:15:58 AM »

Your shirt looks fabulous on you! I keep admiring that fabric every time I go to JoAnns. Cheesy
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« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2007 09:24:53 PM »

Wow!  that top is beautiful!  The fabric is fantastic, what great colours, It looks really great on you!
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« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2007 10:45:00 AM »

I love the belt idea!!
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« Reply #28 on: June 03, 2007 02:53:24 PM »

Oh gosh I love it!!

And it looks so cute on you.
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« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2007 02:35:10 PM »

I just love the colors. They look very good on you, too. You did a wonderful job.
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« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2007 05:01:33 PM »

Wow, that is gorgeous. I have had this type of shirt in mind for a long time, I am just terrible at making myself clothes that actually fit!  I love the colors too!
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« Reply #31 on: July 23, 2007 11:43:51 AM »

This is gorgeous!  I started working on this pattern yesterday in a white textury kind of fabric - and promptly ran out of white thread...  I tried it once before, but screwed up the bust adjustment, so I'm trying again.  I hope I can come up with something this pretty!  Really nice job!
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« Reply #32 on: July 24, 2007 07:11:32 AM »

that looks great!
i love the fabric, and the belt makes it really flattering! i may have to give that a try sometime soon
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« Reply #33 on: August 06, 2007 01:29:16 PM »

I love that shirt and the fabric you used!!  Where did you get it?
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« Reply #34 on: October 24, 2007 03:12:19 PM »

This shirt is beautiful! I've been looking for a pattern to make a shirt like this for myself--now I'm going to go see if I can find it!
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« Reply #35 on: October 25, 2007 09:34:52 PM »

BEAUTIFUL on you! Great fabric, and the belt looks like it should go with the blouse anyway. I love empire waist dresses and blouses. the camouflage so much!
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« Reply #36 on: November 14, 2007 11:28:07 AM »

I LOVE this shirt!!!  It is amazing!!!  I think I will have to try this one...Once I start on clothing....

W O W!!!

-Stacy

**Edit**  I just bought this pattern today...we'll have to see how it turns out!  Hope it's as nice as yours!!!!
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« Reply #37 on: November 14, 2007 12:27:25 PM »

Wow! I love it! Its exactly the sort of thing I'd pick out at Lane Bryant.
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« Reply #38 on: November 18, 2007 01:59:12 AM »

i know it's no longer anywhere near easter, but... wow, your top is absolutely beautiful! very flattering.

i also love your skinny pig! (in regards to your avatar)
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