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Topic: Summer Top--Simplicity pattern #3750  (Read 5050 times)
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SharkyNell
« on: July 01, 2007 06:45:32 PM »

Here is a top I completed recently after announcing my breakup with the garment industry.  I'm sick and tired of being unable to find cute tops that fit and flatter.  I have a small waist and big boobs (there is a 13" difference between my bust and waist), and it's nearly impossible to find anything besides knits that really works for my figure.  So I've decided that if I want a non-knit fabric top, I'm going to be making it myself.

I had to alter the pattern quite a bit to make it fit the way I wanted it to.  It's a good pattern, very easy to follow and simple to construct.  But it's designed as a pullover with a tie to tuck the waistline in.  A top big enough to pull over my chest ends up with a vast amount of tent-like blousy fabric when it's tied back, so I went ahead and installed deep darts below the bust and down the front, and put a zipper in the side.  I'm very happy with the fit now, and it was kind of fun working out the alterations.

Here it is!  Pardon the expression; I really do know how to smile nicely, I promise.  I was hot and tired that afternoon.  Wink

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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2007 06:47:42 PM »

That is a very, very cute top. You did a nice job on it
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2007 06:48:07 PM »

Very cute!
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2007 07:01:32 PM »

it looks absolutely great on you! really the cut and everything on it. nice work.
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2007 07:51:25 PM »

It really looks great on you- and yours is way better than the picture on the pattern! Great job.
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2007 08:37:10 PM »

Adorable top!
I have that problem as well- 9 inch difference for me, but still.  It's annoying, isn't it?
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2007 11:14:51 PM »

looks great, i love the color!
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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2007 11:23:29 PM »

That top looks really great! You've done an awesome job!
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Miss Lauren
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2007 12:45:25 PM »

That's gorgeous and makes me wish I had boobs Roll Eyes! Alas it wasn't meant to be so flat chested me will just sit enviously in the corner, loving your new top 
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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2007 07:10:51 PM »

Your shirt looks really great on you.  I love the color that you chose. I bought this pattern and now I really want to try it out.[/colo]
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