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Making a list of intended projects if the surest way to not keep to the list. At least, so it seems to be for me.

This long weekend (we have a 3-day weekend here) I intended to sew a bit, the last weeks I didn't get a lot done. And I succeeded. The pants and the black BWOF top only need hemming, so I hope to show pictures of those two projects (that were on my list) tomorrow. This afternoon a made a wrap top.

Recently I bought a simple wrap top that I already intended to copy, and this week I saw a video from DKNY on the many ways to wear wrap tops (thank you Adriana for providing the link), which immediately inspired me to make a top with a longer wrap than I originally planned. I had a good look at the video two or three times to see the details like how long is the back, how long the wrap, any other details that need attention?

I took Jalie 2449 to start with, but any basic T-shirt pattern will do and made it as wide as the fabric, ended up with a bit more than the fabric width in fact.

When I tried it on the weigth of the fabric made the wrap go to the floor, so I cut of 40 cm in the end of the total length.

This is the pattern for the top on the fabric. On the left is the original line of the pattern for side seam and armhole/shoulder. I made the shoulder going up a bit to a sort of collar both on the front and the back pattern.



And here the result in various ways of wearing it.


  1. I think that I have the DKNY pattern that is a wrap top like this. I thought that it looked like fun and then I thought it would drive me crazy! Let me know if you like wearing it.
    I am actually sticking to my wardrobe plan even though it won't be finished in time to enter the PR contest. I am working on the Burda jacket, like your red one, now and then I have one top to finish and hemming on the pants.
    Happy sewing

  2. Oh and it looks great on you.

  3. I have used Vogue 8138 similar to this style,several times, with great success. I love the color of your fabric. A wonderful neutral without being white or black! It looks wonderful on you and I really like the multiple style options.

  4. How cool! I love the variety of the looks--what a great garment! Now I have to really study your pattern to see if I can shamelessly copy yours :>)

    Lynda in LV

  5. funny about that! I have a similar top in wool that I wore this weekend (Its so cold in Sydney now) and was thinking that I should make another one in a knit. They are so handy.

  6. Sigrid, what a GREAT wrap top!

  7. I love this wrap top on you! The color is very pretty and stylish. Let us know which way you like wearing it best.

  8. great top Sigrid, it's amazing how different it looks in each photo, a really versatile piece.

  9. Love that "wrappy" thing! It's so versatile, and looks very chic!

  10. Wow! That's so neat!! So many chic ways of wearing it.

  11. I love so versatile tops and in the color very chic. A beautiful look!

  12. When I saw this at Adriana's blog It caught my eye immediately; I want to knockoff this DKNY top too, if I can, and your notes will be very helpful, so thanks so much for sharing them. Your version looks wonderful on you.

    I have a Vogue pattern which seems similar to this wrap cardigan; it's V8305 (

  13. Wonderful variations! They suit you well.

  14. Nice - looks great on you - all the variations, too.

  15. I love all the different looks you get. Does anything hold it in place? (e.g., openings in the seam, ties, etc.).

  16. Great! The fabric looks perfect for the wrap.

  17. Great garment! Thanks for your comment on my PR Mini Wardrobe.

  18. Very chic, Sigrid! I'm going to have to go back and take a look at that video...

  19. I love that cozy!!! I'll have to try this one also! Thanks for posting this!
    See my blog!

  20. I congratulate
    very successful presentation detailed
    for sharing
    thank you


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