Friday, May 09, 2014

Lynne Inspired Top - Simplicity 1886


As most of you know, I visited Lynne of Wonderfully Made and Ellen J Goods and while I was there Lynne wore a black and white stripe top.  It had this 2" band down the center front with the stripes running the opposite way.



I had a bit of leftover black and white fabric from the sleeves on this top.  The pattern I used was Simplicity 1886 with changes

I folded out the dart, since I was using a knit and I really don't like darts in knits.  Also, added some length.

I pieced the fabric with the band down the front and then cut out the front piece.  I would of liked to run the stripes on my top the opposite way but I had limited fabric.  Speaking of the fabric, it is a 4-way stretch, which helped with this project tremendously.  I had to piece the back to squeak out enough fabric to even cut out the back.




I left this top a bit looser, since the fabric is rayon knit and it seems to cling a bit more.

I will just kick back and enjoy the beautiful day in my new Lynne-inspired top.


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12 comments:

  1. What a great top and a beautiful day to relax! Your creativity is inspiring. :)

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  2. This is a great top. I love it.

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  3. That is really cute! And I can think of about a million things in your wardrobe that it will work with! Awesome top!

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  4. How awesome! Stripes are so fun to be creative with.

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  5. Great top! I love stripes.

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  6. I thk I will have to get some black and white striped knit:) well done!

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  7. Great top the stripe down the middle is so effective - no wonder you wanted to copy it

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  8. What a "make it work" top!! Stripes are so hot right now. The top looks great on you.

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  9. The pieced back was such a creative way to handle the challenge of "just enough" fabric!

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  10. very cute! love the contrasting stripes

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