Tuesday, February 11, 2014

DIY Pullover Top + Pattern Review V7997 Modified



Hi Darlings!

It's getting close to REGISTRATION DAY!!! for the 3rd Annual Mimi G Fashion, Sewing & Style Conference. I am so excited!!!!! I will be opening registration and posting full details on the 13th so don't forget to check back. As you may remember I keep attendance manageable and tickets sell FAST!

Okay now for my top. I had pinned a top like this in a fuzzy, fleece fabric and it just looked so cozy that I wanted to make myself one. Then while in Atlanta I saw the lovely Michelle of Social Butterfly Boutique wearing a similar version and it reminded me of that pin. I used pattern V7997 which is now out of print but you can still order it online and made some modifications of course, but nothing really major.

Modifications: I did not do any of the gathering, I doubled the width of the fold over band, added 5" in length to the top and 3" to the length of the sleeves. I also cut a size larger so it would be loose and comfy.

MAKE IT: Top Pattern HERE / Fabric (any of these will be great) HERE
BUY IT: Similar Top HERE in 3 colors, Gap Jeans (similar) HERE / Zara Shoes (old) / MK Glasses








29 comments:

  1. I love this soooo much!!! You go GIRL!!!

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  2. Love it! Looks like a nice comfy weekend out and about top.

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  3. So Cute! I would love to get in your closet! :)

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  4. Oooo this top is too cute! It looks so cozy and casual but it gives the outfit an extra boost and I loooove to bare my shoulders! ;-)

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  5. Can I be able to use Simplicity 1613 look D without the strap to achieve this.

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  6. Mimi! Is there any color or anything that doesn't look great on you? (and if you say yes, I want proof! :-D) That color looks great on you and that fabric looks so comfortable. You keep me with a cart full of patterns and fabric all day. Luckily, I have that simplicity pattern, so I'll give it a try.

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  7. So sexy! I have wanted one of these tops. So, I guess I will have to make it..hummm

    Thanks Mimi...you are great!!!

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  8. What material would you suggest using for this top?

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    1. I like the sweater knits, I linked to my picks under the "Get the look"

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  9. What material would you suggest using to make this top?

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  10. Your modifications will make this a perfect Band mom/ game day top. I Loooooove it!

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  11. Mimi, forgive me for asking, but what kind of foundation (bra) do wear with something like this? Thanks.

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  12. No need for forgiveness, lol it is a natural question to ask. I have a on a basic strapless bra.

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  13. Love the top . But I notice that the top piece is one whole piece with no seam, I'm having a brain freeze on how u did it without the seam.please explain .
    thanks

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    1. This look like a four piece top back , front, sleeves, and shoulder band......

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    2. I think the seam could is in the back. Correct? Thats where I'm putting mine

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  14. I'm confused, are selling these items or we have to sew them ourselves...because I really wanted to order that off the shoulder black jumpsuit...please advise

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  15. I love your style! I have been inspired by you and I am in the process of making some of your projects right now. I have to ask...Where did you get the shoes Mimi, I love the cut on them! Sleek and Sexy!

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  16. I'm about to make it in white to go with several palazzos that i've made.

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.