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Jumanji
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Date: 1/17/12 5:45 PM

I am looking for a pattern that would be similar to this top. It needs to be for woven fabrics, not knit. I've found a bunch of cute knit top patterns that haven't ever tried to convert a knit pattern to wovens.


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Date: 1/17/12 6:01 PM

Cute top, but to get that close fit in a woven, you would either need to cut the fabric on the bias, use princess seams, or have buttons up the back.

Unless you are a seriously experienced seamstress or have a lot of fabric to spare, I would not recommend trying to 'adapt' a knit pattern to wovens.

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Date: 1/17/12 6:07 PM

The one pictured is a scrub top by Baby Phat and is listed as being 100% cotton and scrub tops are not usually knits. The description doesn't mention anything about being stretchy fabric and I can't see any buttons or zippers. How you do you think they accomplish it, sewing on the bias?

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Date: 1/17/12 6:17 PM

I haven't made this one up yet but it looks like a good starting point.
scrub top

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Date: 1/17/12 7:20 PM

Oh, it's a scrub top! It is undoubtedly cut on grain then (bias takes too much work and would be too expensive), and the answer to that close fit is that the photo stylist put a bunch of clothespins up the model's back to make it look fitted. In reality, it is probably a loose pullover top with a bit of waist shaping.
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Date: 1/18/12 4:24 PM

If the stylist didn't use clothes pins they used those big black binder clips!

The only way a woven would fit that closely is with a side seam zip.

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Date: 1/18/12 7:58 PM

Quote: Andi
If the stylist didn't use clothes pins they used those big black binder clips!



The only way a woven would fit that closely is with a side seam zip.

I'd have to agree: clothes pins or binder clips!

Look at the photo. See how narrow the top seems to be at her waist? Now compare that with how wide her shoulders are. With no side-seam zipper, how can she put the top on over her head and fit her shoulders through that narrow waistline? Well, of course, she can't!

Note that the pleat in the center front is being pulled open. Binder clips!!

Also, wouldn't a super-fitted (comparatively speaking) scrub top make it difficult to do the physical tasks a nurse (or other medical professional) might have to do on the job? Lift, bend, stretch, etc.?

It's not that I don't believe the top is fitted (curved side seams and fish-eye darts in the back), but I just don't believe it's THAT fitted.

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PS: Oooh! McCalls 6373 has separate pattern pieces for different bust cup sizes!

ETA the PS.
-- Edited on 1/18/12 8:04 PM --
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Date: 1/18/12 8:03 PM

Well, there is a reason it is called an invisible zipper...

A zipper could be located at the left side (or you could allow for a CB seam and locate the zipper at center back) to achieve the fit of the photo. It does not need to come all the way to the hem line.

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Date: 1/18/12 8:06 PM

Yes, indeed a zipper could be installed in the side seam.

The Baby Phat web site describes this top as pull over, so there's no side zip in the scrub top in the photo. Thus the speculations about clothes pins and binder clips.

Of course, one can always SEW a scrub top with a side zip.....


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Date: 1/18/12 8:37 PM

With a little work, I think this Indygo Junction pattern might work.
The lines are the same, don't do the cowl collar, cut a little higher and bind it, add length to the short sleeve and don't bother with the elastic waist.Indygo Junction Cowl Tunic

They show a mod print one without the waist treatment and I've made a couple of them without it too. Here is one version in a lovely coral wool crepe.Camp Runamuck blog

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