Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Black and Blue (and sparkly)

Next up in the FO parade is the Sequin Top.

I didn't have a whole lot of options in my closet to pair it with, so I went with the default of slim black pants.  And I actually really like it!

I was so dazzled when I finished the top that I didn't realize that the dart ends a good 2" below my apex.  But the thing is, you can't really even see the dart!  So I'm not going to worry about it.  Here I'm pointing to the tip of the dart, but I'm pretty sure you can't see it.


I'm including a whole bunch of pictures again because I can't decide which I like best.  And I always think that if you're looking at a garment with an eye to making it for yourself, more pictures are better.  This pattern came from last December's Burda magazine and is not available as a download, but Andrea determined that it is included in the first issue of the North American magazine as pattern number 118B.  So if you have that magazine, this pattern will be available to you.


a little pooling because I did not do a sway back adjustment




You can see that the armhole is fine on me, but Andrea tried this top on when she was here and it was very low on her - low enough that her bra was visible.  So if you try this pattern, you may want to take some measurements first, unless you have broad shoulders and back like I do.

And some silly shots.  I had to pose with something blue!!



Doesn't this top go great with gin?

32 comments:

  1. Oooooh. Sparkly!! :)

    I love this! Great with vodka or gin...and works perfectly with a slim pant. Love.

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    1. Thanks, Mrs. Smith! Sparkles are the best, aren't they?

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  2. Fantastic top, I like how you've paired it with black slims!

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    1. Thanks, Carmela! I think I could also do this with a slim white pant in summer.

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  3. Love this! It goes very well with the Bombay Sapphire too - my favourite!

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    1. Thanks, Sam! I'm definitely a gin girl!

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  4. Because my default jewellery tone is silver I had not pictured this top with gold, but that necklace you are wearing looks great with it. This is for sure a dazzling NYE party outfit!

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    1. I think this shade of blue can go with either gold or silver. I'm hoping that I get my black and gold sequin fabric in time for making that top for NYE, but if not, I'll be wearing this one :-)

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  5. You have to party on NYE. Saw the weather in Chicago on the news this morn. Hope your husband has a safe commute.

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    1. It may end up being at home, but I will be partying! The weather isn't so bad - it's very cold but we haven't gotten too much snow. It's perfect for staying inside and sewing and knitting!

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  6. Beautiful! You'll really have to party in this one!

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    1. Thank you, Kelly! I wonder if this type of outfit would work for your work events? Much easier to make than a dress!

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  7. oh yes, perfect with gin! this is so sparkly and festive... i love it!

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  8. Wonderful top! I have a vintage piece that this reminds me of. I love having a simple sparkly top in my wardrobe. Makes dressing for a cocktail party sooo easy!

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    1. Thanks, Rhonda! This is my first sequined piece of clothing, and I think I'm on my way to becoming a sequin fiend!

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  9. Sassy! I agree with Andrea, that you've got the perfect top for a New Years Eve! Perfect coat, gloves and cowl to go with it for that matter! Also enjoying your "something blue" choices! Definitely the perfect top for a good party!

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    1. Thanks, Sara! I almost feel like I HAVE to have a cocktail when I wear this! It would be wrong not to!

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  10. VERY glam! Perfect for the upcoming party season!

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  11. You look stunning! And a perfect compliment to the gin ;)

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  12. You look absolutely radiant! What a gorgeous top. You've done good. Real good.

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  13. This is gorgeous! I love the color and the sparklyness of it. You definitely look ready to party!

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    1. Thanks, Shar! The sparkles are awesome, aren't they?

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    1. Thank you, Kirsty! I think you're partly responsible for setting me on the path to sequins!

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  15. I know I've said this before, but I LOVE THIS TOP!!! So pretty, so sparkly, so awesome!

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    1. Thank you! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with your sparkles!

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