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« on: November 30, 2007 06:42:59 AM »

I love the marc by marc jacobs line and usually get to take advantage of the exchange rate but i can only find this top here http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/23646 and with christmas coming up the price hurts my eyes!! I am only an amateur at sewing but if one of you could help me find a pattern or know how to make this i can ask my mother nicely to help me when i go home at christmas. Can you tell me what kind of fabric you think i will need to please?!
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2007 05:00:31 PM »

Hi Fizzgig,

This IS an adorable top!

Well the fabric does have stretch and it says that it is a cotton pointelle. You may be able to find a crocheted sweater fabric, but the material does look thin which means the sweater fabric would make it extra bulky. You might want to use a gauze or even a thermal knit. You could get away with gauze not being stretchy by actually using the buttons at the neckline when pulling the top over your head.

You could trace your favorite t-shirt inside out onto some butcher or pattern paper (sans the sleeves) and use that for the basic pattern. You would have to accommodate for gathers in the center front of the top and make it an A-line silhouette at the side seams.

The first pleat above the bust is inserted between the shirt top and the yoke. I think you could make this out of a wide ribbon or some satin. The sleeves look like they are made the same way, with some pleated ribbon or satin strips.

As for the collar it's just a wide collar with gathering.

I'll try to find a pattern that you might want to use for this, but if I can't good luck with this!

« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2007 07:31:36 AM »

Thank you!! you have helped me out so much with those pointers already!!
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2007 06:16:59 PM »

Oh no problem! I found a pattern that might help also...

It's McCall's 5388.


The shirt doesn't go all the way up to the neck, but it has a yoke!

Good Luck!
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