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Date: 5/12/13 10:08 AM

Hey everyone! I don't know if any of you will be able to help but I thought I'd throw this out there just in case

So I really love this wrap top seen here and
here

I'd love to sew it but I'm not sure exactly...how? It doesn't seem to have any darts or anything and I think I'll probably resort to draping it on my little sister but I'm trying to figure out what the general shape of the pieces would be and I'm just getting really, really confused.

Anyway, if you can help I'd really appreciate it and if you can't - well, it's a gorgeous top, isn't it?
-- Edited on 5/12/13 10:10 AM --

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Date: 5/12/13 10:52 AM

how about the Mimosa Top from The Sewing Workshop as a starting place?
or this Vogue

although it is for a knit so you would have to go up a few sizes
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Date: 5/12/13 12:47 PM

I think it would be fairly easy to adapt a wrap robe pattern to make this top. Kwik Sew has several versions of wrap robe styles that might be a good jumping off point so that you don't have to do all the drafting yourself. Good luck - it will be a cute wardrobe addition.

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Date: 5/12/13 12:50 PM

I think Ada's suggestion of the Sewing Workshop's Mimosa Top is a very, very good bet.

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Date: 5/14/13 10:59 AM

From the look of the second (white) top I would think that the linen type fabric has been cut on the bias to fit as it does.

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Date: 5/14/13 11:09 AM

Quote: Plumm
I think it would be fairly easy to adapt a wrap robe pattern to make this top. Kwik Sew has several versions of wrap robe styles that might be a good jumping off point so that you don't have to do all the drafting yourself. Good luck - it will be a cute wardrobe addition.

That was also my first thought.

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Date: 5/14/13 11:48 AM

In general, I think it really is necessary to cut this sort of garment on the bias to accommodate bodily curves without darts and seans, but the quality of the photos does not make it easy for me to be sure.

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Date: 5/14/13 2:04 PM

I agree with you, but if you look at the first top where you can see the weave I don't think that it is on the bias. Of course the model is bustless and hipless.

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Date: 5/14/13 2:26 PM

I tried really hard to enlarge that first photo enough to see the weave, but I could not convince myself that it was on the bias, either. Maybe it's just that the fabric is light and drapes easily--and that the model has no bosom for that fabric to run into trouble with.

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Date: 5/14/13 3:04 PM

There is a Vogue OOP Donna Karan pattern 1961 view A is made with a woven with a similar wrap detail. You would still have to tweak it, the pattern has long sleeves and underarm gusset.

It is a gorgeous top, who made it?

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