BWOF 7-2009-124A

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I was not prepared to like this as much as I do!  I haven’t even hemmed the bottom yet, but I wore it last night to dinner, he he.  This is the top from BWOF-7-2009-124a, the top (it also makes up into a dress).  The pattern is only 3 pieces:  the front, 2 backs, and 2 ties, plus a neck cord.  I couldn’t really summon the patience to get into the directions, so I winged it.  I’m really happy with the results.  Here are a few things I did:

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I sewed the ties up first, and then sewed them into the side seams.  Then I sewed the side seams together and then bound the edges continuously from the back to the neck opening.

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For the neck strap, I covered a 1/8” cotton cord with fabric and added pewter beads on each end.

You can finish this in an afternoon!  Here’s the top on me:

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I like the coverage, still it’s a bit low in the back.  I kept fiddling with it to keep the back bra strap covered.

So, here’s the funny part.  I got to this point of construction, almost complete, when I went back to look at the magazine picture more closely.  This is when I discovered that this top was meant to have a wrapped back!  As in, I was supposed to keep one side of each back piece free and sew the ties to each piece.  woops!  Oh well, I like what I did better, catching both back pieces into the side seams.  The ties are just decorative at this point.  I think I’ll leave the bottom hem unfinished and be done with it.

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