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« on: August 27, 2009 11:00:27 AM »

Some tops to start out the new semester; All were from knit materials that stretch at least a little. Used a very basic torso pattern then adjusted as fit my whims, then added sleeves!


Dark brown top that has a lot of texture, unfortunately looks quite ugly in picture but nice in person


Bright shirt that my brother says reminds him of a Mexican restaurant


Blue top that fits like a dream! With set-in sleeves...



I love the pattern on this one - was in the remnant bin for only about $1 for the half yard... Managed to eek out this shirt from just that half yard!! Ridiculously proud of myself for finagling that! And got to use my mum's serger for the first time on shirts! Woohoo!



Silky Maroon top that I love to wear. Has ruching (spelling?) on the sides!


Have finally gotten to where I can churn one of these out in roughly an hour or so... Very fun!
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2009 11:12:31 AM »

Can you please share what pattern you used? I rarely see anything that I think would flatter my figure, and I think these would. All of them are awesome.
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2009 10:24:33 PM »

I start out using the torso from the Simplicity 4023 and then modify it to what I want (I finally transfered the front and back torsos onto interfacing so I can keep using the pattern without it falling apart). Usually I cut out the torso longer and take in a little at the waist depending on the stretch of the fabric, but that's just how I like my tops to fit/look. Oh, and playing around with necklines has taught me a lot - especially that I should avoid boatnecks (not so flattering on me).
I would recommend to try the original pattern all the way through the first time to see how you like the original fit and what you think you would like better. Good luck and best wishes!
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2009 08:38:54 AM »

Thank you and thanks for the tips. This looks like something I could make.
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2009 01:17:53 PM »

very nice! i especially love the silky red number!
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2009 09:44:40 AM »

Ooo fantastic work, I love the blue one! Great looking wardrobe you've got there!
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