Sunday, July 26, 2009

BWOF 7-2009-124A - Pink floral knit wrap top

Hey, I actually got this made the same month of its pattern publication! Of course, it was super easy, I'll give you that. And no, I did not make these pants. I wish!

Ooh, I just love the back wrap detail. But Christine is right, it is low, and my bra strap keeps showing when I make the slightest move. Consequently I just purchased one of those backless and strapless stick-on bras from Ebay that had great reviews. I'll probably be making this as a knee-length dress as well.

Here's the neckline close-up. The tie around the neck is very comfortable in a knit. (I tried it first with a ribbon to check the fit - ouch!) This ITY knit was purchased from Deverfabrics.com and rolled like crazy on all the selvages.

I did accidentally sew the thinner part of the tie to the side seams with the wider part in front. Oh well, it doesn't look much different.

Are you wondering what ever happened to Vogue 8553? This is as far as I got with it (ignore the wonky neckline):

Which I didn't care for at all! It's not a bad pattern, but I think the black contrast was a mistake. It was too dark and made my bust look super small. Also, this turned out to be quite big in the waist. I cut the top in an 8 because it was so big, but should have cut the entire thing in an 8. I might make this again without the contrast in the smaller size. For now it's going back in my pattern drawer. I was able to harvest the fabric, though, so I'm not counting it as a wadder.

28 comments:

  1. You are amazing! It looks fabulous! Now I want to make this too.

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  2. I love your top. I made a dress out of that fabric recently and it rolled something terrible on me too.

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  3. Cute top! Glad you were able to reuse the fabric!

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  4. Great top, love the print! Sorry the dress didn't work for you, but at least you saved the fabric!

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  5. Your top looks perfect for dinner on the beach, sipping something with an umbrella in it! Very cute.

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  6. What a great look for you. Dress young while you can.

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  7. I love the top...sew cute! And it's perfect for Texas summertime too.

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  8. Lovely top and I wanted to say how much I admired your finish on the navy burda skirt.

    With selvedges on knits, if you mean the true selvedge, I trim it off before I cut out to relax the fabric. However, if you mean the dreaded curl as you sew - no answer for that! Keep enjoying your sewing in San Antonio (how romantic that sounds from an Australian perspective)

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  9. You're top is so cute! This is going to be my first project for the July issue, but i'm have a current project in the works right now, so it has to wait. Bummer, I have a new baby on the way, so I figure I should have this easy project finished by the time the snow gets here.

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  10. Cute! I have the perfect knit for this one. Maybe I can make before the month is up...

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  11. This top is very striking , freat reuse of fabric . I love it .

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  12. Ooooooh, I like! i wasn't going to make this due to the bra factor, but now I'm thinking of trying to put in some kind of shelf bra.

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  13. That looks so cute on you. Good idea to rework the fabric.

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  14. What a fab top! The colors look great on you!

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  15. I like this cut and the fabric is wonderful-very fresh with white.

    You question for the extra dart on my dress. The I had to sew a better fit.

    Best regards, Sabine

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  16. The top looks great on you! Good save of the fabulous fabric!!

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  17. Love the top looks awesome on you. Everything you make looks great.

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  18. That top looks great in that fabric. I wasn't sure if I would end up making this top, but now I need one too. lol. I really like the color you choice, too.

    FYI - you could make those pants without skipping a beat. lol

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  19. Very cute top. Your updo is really nice, too. You'll have to show me how you did that.

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  20. That top is great - I might just have to make that my first BWOF pattern! Could you post the info about that bra you referenced? I just sewed a halter style dress and my strapless bra shows as well. Gah.

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  21. Great top! I really like everything you make.

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  22. You have inspired me to make this top but I can't seem to get the casing on the front to lay nicely with a 1" foldover. Did you make a smaller casing since you used self-fabric. Looks great on you!

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  23. Lisa H. - I didn't even read the directions about how big to make the casing. I made it only big enough to run my drawstring through. 1" seems pretty big to me. Knits are tricky to work with. Sometimes they go together easily and sometimes I have a hell of a time. This specific knit was a little thicker so was easier to get a straight casing with. Sorry, not too helpful. Good luck! :)

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