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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Top Inspiration

When ever I run a series, it always seems that I have more ideas than finished projects.  I simply don't have the time or the attention span to make everything that I'd like to.  I thought that I'd show you a few inspiration tops, that I'd love to recreate.  Little details make the difference, and several of these tops have fantastic details.  Let dissect and discuss the tops.




Shoulder details, I love them.  I love this open zipper neckline, but also appreciate contrast bands and trims that run along the shoulder.



Contrast yokes (?).  I don't know the exact terminology, but I love the contrast in both color and textile.


Sleeve detail.  These little bows would be darling on a girl's top or dress, but they also give a basic blouse a little something extra.


Leather elbow patches.  I can't tell you how much I love this simple top.

Source: zara.com via Tricia on Pinterest

Another little sleeve detail, split sleeve with lace overlay.



This is a fantastic top.  Simple peter pan collar on a sheer front pleat shirt. Those white tabs on the arm band of the sleeve are my fave.


Lace sleeves


Contrasting print on the back panel of a tee.



Solid yoke and bands on a stripe tee.

Do you have any favorite details that really make a top?  I'd love to know what extra details you like to add.

4 comments:

Suzanne Winter said...

I love thge zip neck top and keep wanting to make one, but I'm worried the zip would be scratchy.

Kimberly said...

I'm with Suzanne, but I think that if I do two zippers instead of one and use bias matching the zipper around the collar, it might work better.

Didee May said...

Oh wow - you have some fabulous inspriation.

I made a new top over the weekend, but I am already thinking of an alternative version with that bow detail but perhaps with buttons instead... Now, to control myself and sew the formal dress I need for next week before I attempt this!

Thanks for the inspiration!

Katherine Steven said...

Nice inspiration love all of these! if you want to look stylish this winter drees up with unique color
fleece jacket and jeans!