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Alice + Olivia
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Date: 5/11/13 8:39 PM

Does anyone know of a pattern similar to the Alice + Olivia draped linen wrap sweater that you can pre-order for $330 at Nordstroms?

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Date: 5/12/13 7:01 AM

It looks like a common cardigan shape with a very long, wide scarf sewn to it like a shawl collar. There are buttons on one end of the scarf and buttonholes on the other. The drape effect is just styling.

Simplicity 4025 view B could easily be altered to achieve this look.

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Date: 5/12/13 7:35 AM

Yes, I see what you mean. For me, given my limited experience with pattern alteration, it would be a definite challenge needing many muslin fittings.

Perhaps the allure of the wrap sweater is the price and the contemporary style. I suppose I should consider what it would look like on someone without the model's figure and whether it would retain its style in real life motion.

Thanks so much.

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Date: 5/12/13 10:36 AM

Check out kacy's top at silhouette patterns. I think it similar.

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Date: 5/12/13 3:20 PM

Upon looking it over again, I disagree with my other post. Simplicity 2603 should be exactly what you're looking for! Happy hunting!

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Date: 5/12/13 7:33 PM

Color me impressed! Yes, I am going to sew this! For the fall! And not for $300 ;-)

Thank you!
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Date: 5/13/13 3:38 PM

I think this KwikSew pattern looks similar, although not exact: KwikSew 3891
The sweater

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Date: 5/15/13 1:33 AM

The latest Threads, IIRC, has an article about altering a top pattern to provide this twist style. We're traveling and the mag is languishing at home, so that's all I can tell you for now.

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Date: 5/20/13 10:28 AM

Butterick 5563, which I have made and reviewed, is pretty much an exact copy of what you're looking for.

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