Papercut Patterns: COPPELIA WRAP TOP

Papercut Coppelia

Oh, Papercut Patterns. When will I learn to just always add 2 inches? I thought I could just whip this up from some leftover fabric after this Vogue skirt, on the serger and it would be easypeasy. I even went up a size to a large. All the LOLZ.

Papercut Coppelia

I stopped before adding the cuff and just gave it a quick hem to finish it at 3/4 length. A cuff would have been even more ridiculous.

Papercut Coppelia

Seriously, WTF did I do to that neck band? Yeah, I can’t blame that on being taller than the Papercut sloper.

Papercut Coppelia

My waist is just under my boobs, according to this hot mess.

Papercut Coppelia

These are high waisted GAP jeans. If I lift my arms any higher, you’re going to see 4 kids’ worth of stretch marks. No thank you.

So….that’s the last we’re ever going to see of that. Let’s all scrub our brains and go to version 2, ok? ok.

Papercut Coppelia

Ah, that’s better. Added 2 inches to the sleeves and to the body.

Papercut Coppelia

Unfortunately I added the 2 inches under the waist curve. argh. So, next time I’ll move that above the curve and give The Ladies a bit more room.

Papercut Coppelia

Shoulders are good. Sleeves are good. Wouldn’t mind a better fit in the waist…but it’s hard to tell if I need to grade down a size there until I move the waist to my waist.

Papercut Coppelia

No more scary neck band. Better fabric quality as well, so that might help. 😀 AND I skipped the serger and used the Viking on the whole thing. More control.

Papercut Coppelia

No American Horror Story scarring.

Papercut Coppelia

Perhaps stronger evidence that I need to move that waist line down- the bunching after the raising of the arms.

Papercut Coppelia

AND good boob coverage. Overall, wearable, comfy version. That pull from behind in the mock wrap right there…not sure what to do about that. Again, I’ll wait to see if dropping the waist down under my 2 inch extension helps…unless someone else out there has some better insight. Meanwhile, I’m going to burn version one, and put this one on now to pick up the kids. Cheers!

5 thoughts on “Papercut Patterns: COPPELIA WRAP TOP”

  1. The modifications you did are perfect for you! and resulted in a gorgeous top. I have to say I really adore that grey/white fabric on the second one too. Very chic 🙂
    I like the raglan sleeves on this pattern too; it’s hard to find a nice raglan sleeve pattern. This looks like a good one 🙂

    1. oh, thank you. it’s one of those things, like editing a website or a document, after staring at it for so long, it’s hard to tell what’s really wrong! lol.

  2. Ooh, that second version is on point! I always struggle with pattern alterations– I’m never sure if I’m doing the right thing– so it’s really informative to see what you did to improve the fit with the before and after pics. Awesome job!

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