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Date: 1/31/12 3:56 PM

Yesterday I was in a store and tried on a cute top. I've been looking for a pattern like it. It was sleeveless, lightweight, cut on the bias. It flared out a bit at the hips, was fitted at the top. If you know of a pattern like this, even if it has sleeves, that would be fine, I can figure out how to make it sleeveless. Thanks for the help.

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Date: 1/31/12 5:43 PM

This is an out-of-print pattern for a bias-cut top, size small, with various neckline and sleeve options. It would be easy to flare it a bit just by using a French Curve on the side seams.

Here is the result of an ebay search for patterns for bias-cut tops. The search results include a fair amount of patterns for bias cut skirts, etc, but if you read them all, there are really some patterns just for bias tops.

If you know of a simple, straight-grain pattern that is similar to what you have in mind, Marcy Tilton's bias tips here include instructions for adapting the pattern to bias.

This is a fine article, and I recommend reading it several times to get a lot of good info about bias from it.
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Date: 1/31/12 11:13 PM

Hi, there! Have a look at Butterick 5138, which is bias cut, has bust darts, and comes with or without sleeves. You could flare it out a bit more at the hip if you wanted. Depending on your fabric, I suggest cutting 1-2 inch seam allowances, then marking the seam lines while the pattern is still attached. Since it's only two pieces, that's not as onerous as it sounds. Good luck! Linda

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Date: 2/1/12 1:06 PM

There is a Burda pattern for a top that is bias front and on-grain back. It is quite old, but still in print.

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