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I don't know what to think of this print on me, but it will certainly be ok with a black cardigan. I was in the mood for something simple this afternoon, and thought I might as well make this top, of which the neckline is the appealing part. But, as you can see, it's the problem right away, as it slides a bit to my left in the picture.

Reading the reviews I saw that the neckline gave problems, and the sleeves are set-in sleeves, with a higher cap. I changed the top of the sleeve and the armholes using the Jalie 2449 pattern, which is perfect for me.

For the neckline I made a facing like this:

In this way there is no extra bulk at the shoulder seams, as the seam of the facing is on center back. I understitched the facing.  There is no stretch left this way, but with the width of the neckline, that's no big deal.



  1. I think the print is very pretty. It would also go well with gray, khaki, or cream.

  2. This looks like it has a perfect fit. You could have a whole wardrobe of these go with anything tops.

  3. You're right the neckline is really appealing.I like the print too and it's nice on you.

  4. Such a cool top, Sigrid! The neckline facing is very clever!

  5. Beautiful fabric and very well processed, the prints fit so perfectly.

  6. It's a great little top - like the neckline, too!

  7. I don't think anyone can go wrong with a bateau neckline--it's very flattering. I like this top on you, including the print.

  8. Would look great under a suit jacket too! The style is perfect for the busy print I think.

  9. Well, I like the print of the top and can see it being very versatile in a wardrobe. Thank you for showing this top and the details of your changes. I was thinking about this one, but was feared the wide neckline wouldn't work for me. I didn't realize it had a higher shoulder cap until you mentioned it, either.

  10. You are such an inspiration, I have been reading your blog for quite a while. All your projects are well constructed and you put great attention to every detail. This is another beautiful blouse.

  11. I like that print; black and white prints are always classy.

  12. I love it and you did a great job, adding a facing and altering the sleeve cap!


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