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Patrones top

What do you do when it’s pouring with rain and the wind is blowing like it’s deep fall? Sew a summer top!

Two years ago (already that long ago??) I made this Patrones top and posted in this post.

The pattern is made for a woven fabric, cut on the bias. I bought a knit fabric this spring (Amsterdam fabric market on Monday again) for a summer dress.

Thought I might have enough fabric for a sleeveless summer dress and a top. I love cowl neck tops and remembered this pattern. Tried it with this as the result. I had to take it in on the sides and perhaps took a bit too much out the back. My fabric is thin and has a lot of stretch. The bias cut woven top was just right, but in a knit less ease was necessary. What a difference a fabric makes.

I couldn't cut the back on the fold, there is a seam there. Nothing to worry about. The dress is cut out as well, hope to make that this weekend. This top was a one-hour project. It brigthened my mind a bit (which was necessary too). The colors in the fabric are black, white, blues and greens, it doesn’t show too well on the screen.

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  1. Nice looking top - I look forward to seeing the dress.

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  2. I love a cowl top. Both of yours are lovely.

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  3. I really like your top in the knit fabric. I think I prefer it in a knit actually, although the original looks more dressy - horses for courses? Great minds think alike - I've recently done something similar with a tunic pattern. If you don't look at my stitching I might do a show and tell!

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  4. What a lovely cowl, not too deep or too wide.

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  5. Ooooh, I love the next generation top you just made!

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  6. Love the colours, Sigrid! It's a very pretty top - can't wait to see the dress!

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  7. Sounds like you are having the same weather in the Netherlands as we are having here in the UK. Where did the sun go?
    Both your tops are pretty. I particularly like the blue, knit one.

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  8. Lovely top Sigrid. I hope you get some summer weather soon!

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  9. Lovely print! I have a thing for cowls too, something about them is so flattering! This looks great on you.

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  10. The print is fantastic! Really nice cowl top -- hopefully the weather will cooperate soon so you can wear it out!

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  11. I love your top. Pauline turned me onto your blog. smile

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