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La Mia Boutique Magazine: 09-2013-06 Top - Type:Tops    printable version
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Project Photo:La Mia Boutique Magazine: 09-2013-06 Top by ak21

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{ DESCRIPTION } Drapey top with pleated shoulder seams resulting in a cowl back & front.

{ FABRIC USED } An off-cut of the berry Viscose Jersey I used for the Vogue 8827 dress a few weeks back.

{ SIZING } I had no previous experience with the Italian sizing so I erred on the side of caution & cut one size bigger than I would usually have. Turns out I could have cut my size & would have been fine.

{ INSTRUCTIONS } My Italian sucks so dict.cc worked its magic where I needed to be 100% sure of things but in all honesty, this was a basic sew :: a back, a front, some pleats & hemming { DONE }.

{ CHANGES / ALTERATIONS } After sewing the front & back together at side seams & shoulder seams, I didnt like the way the pleats looked at the shoulders so I picked them out & snipped off the threads. I much prefer its drapiness without the pleats sewn down.

{ LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY } * Really easy.

{ TIME } An hour and a half at most!

{ SUM IT UP } I liked sewing this and I was impressed at how trouble-free it was to sew, even in Italian! I love the colour that looks good with white, black, grey or brown :: perfect for autumn & winter.

I do have a warning though for those that dont like to show shoulder or d├ęcolletage, this top takes on a life of its own. If you have broad shoulders then the top will not fall so easily but I find it slides down quite easily & I do I dare to bend over? Urrrhhhm { NO }. I think I would make this again & in that case I would make the shoulder section a little narrower. It looks very chic with very little effort. Highly recommended sew.

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grays08 said...
This is such a great top and looks so pretty on you in that color, but yeah I wouldn't want to bend over, lol! : ) Great and helpful review too.
11/4/13 8:58 AM
SewWil said...
Pretty top. Great color.
11/4/13 9:48 AM
TGWGWS said...
Lovely top!
11/5/13 2:36 PM
Nicole Bacon said...
Very nice!
11/6/13 7:40 AM
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