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« on: April 22, 2008 08:08:02 AM »

The final top, in a satiny fabric, non-stretch, which I'm not sure if I like yet. I'm waiting for it to get a little warmer before going sleeveless.



The "practice" top, in a knit, which I like better than the final. This one was a smaller size and didn't need a zipper. If you decide to make this I'd definitely recommend a stretch fabric instead of a rigid one.



The first pic of each is modeled by my stunt double, yet to be named.

The cover of the pattern I used, though not this size.


ETA: Modifications: I moved the straps closer together in the back to keep them from sliding off my shoulders. I may have shortened them slightly, too. I also added about an inch to the bottom of the cups to give me more coverage.
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2008 08:09:43 AM »

very cute!
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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2008 08:20:44 AM »

They both are really beautiful tops!! I would def. buy them n a store...I like the blue/green flowered one though best Smiley.
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2008 08:21:42 AM »

i like them both, but i also like the "practice" one better

good job!
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2008 08:23:43 AM »

Hey, wow! I had seen this pattern before and thought it looked cute, but I always wonder what it would look like for real. Smiley Now that I know it'll work, I'll have to try it (if I ever get some more sewing skills, that is...).

Great job!
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2008 10:25:26 AM »

Great tops!  You did a great job on these.
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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2008 12:15:26 PM »

LOVE the fabric on the first one!!!!
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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2008 12:25:22 PM »

Very pretty!  The flowery one would be great for a date or going out to dinner and the stretch could be worked out to do those OR just run around on a hot summer day in Smiley  Gotta looove stretchy clothes when it's hot!
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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2008 01:10:52 PM »

 Smiley Very nice -- I have looked at the pattern a few times and wondered about it since I have an all hip shape.  That & I do not have the arms for it.  I like the test one better myself.
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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2008 04:14:05 PM »

They are both great!!  I have that pattern too, but I haven't used it yet.  I can't decide if I want to show my arms now or until I make my goa weight.  Great job! Smiley
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