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Thoughts on this Eileen Fisher piece?
It looked pretty simple to copy, then I saw the back
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Date: 7/23/13 11:16 PM

I am going to attempt to replicate this Eileen Fisher top. It looked somewhat simple until I saw the back. Looks like a center front seam, creating a v-neck, but the shoulders wrap around to create the upper back yoke? And the back would be folded and cut as one piece.

Anybody have any sage advice for this one? Thank you in advance!

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Date: 7/24/13 1:01 AM

I'm not entirely sure that the whole top is not cut as one piece. I'd have to play around a little bit to see - I use a paper towel and a 1:4 fashion doll when I'm trying to figure out something like this - and then I wonder what width of fabric you'd have to have to make it work.

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Date: 7/24/13 4:40 AM

Moody and bohemian. A hand-dyed silk tunic with a rock 'n' roll edge.
• Easy wedge shape; center seam in front.
• Sleeves angled in back; back yoke with seam detail.
• Rounded hemline, longer in back.
• Our lustrous Silk Crepe de Chine is hand dyed for a crystalline effect. A modern approach to the traditional art of shibori.
• Finished fabric is bluesign® certified for chemical, water and energy usage.

Details: Machine was cold. For best results dry clean. Made in China.
100% Silk.



I love the collection, good luck with the top
:)

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Date: 7/24/13 4:55 AM

You know, since this is silk, it drapes really well.

I think the construction can be made of one piece, kind of like the swimsuit cover-up "dress" in the July Burda where they made a slit in the middle of a rectangle and you pass your head through that halter style...or something.

Except you would make a slit from each side, join them and attach to the back to create both the armholes and neckline?

Definitely try this out on a smaller scale first.

Oh, and maybe the Drape Drape books have something good, like a starting point? Sounds very much like a Japanese esthetic to me.

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Date: 7/24/13 5:55 AM

Start with a kimono sleeve pattern. Place front & back pieces down together on a flat surface. Eliminate shoulder seams, abutting the two front pieces and the back together. Draw new back yoke seam (which will extend the front, making the fronts and the back yoke one piece. Once pattern is redesigned you will have to cut the front pieces out with the CB of the yoke on the fabric fold. Shape the sleeve edge, virtually cutting off the back sleeve. Anyway that is the way I would start working on the project, it could be fun and a lot of trail and error, especially in shaping the sleeves.

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Date: 7/24/13 6:52 AM

Can someone post a photo of the top? The crappy EileenFisher site just redirects me to the UK version homepage, grrrr.

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Date: 7/24/13 7:58 AM

Front


Back


Annoyingly, the zoom feature only show the front view.

If they put fewer front view photos (3 out of 6!), they could fit a back zoom too, IMO!!!

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Date: 7/24/13 8:40 AM

It looks like 3 pieces to me....seam down center front & seam across the shoulder blades on the back....maybe 4 pieces...2 front, one back, & 1 across back shoulders.....I love the top also & would like to see what everyone comes up with!!

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Date: 7/24/13 8:41 AM

Hey, have you gone to look at one in a store????
Adding: there may be a seam at the neckline on the back with the shoulder piece....thus making it maybe 3 pieces????
-- Edited on 7/24/13 8:42 AM --

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Date: 7/24/13 9:42 AM

thanks, cherie! That's a really interesting construction, like sleeveless in the back and dolman in the front!

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