The Revisiting Joan Collins in Dynasty Top

by laglov on February 5, 2012 · 3 comments

in 1980s

Been lurking for a while and enjoying seeing everyone’s creations.

My daughter gave me this pattern (Butterick 4655), and when I first saw it I had visions of Joan Collins-Dynasty-1985 dancing in my head. Due to the fact that my daughter has an impeccable eye when it comes to the “bones” of clothes, I gave it a second look. I’m glad I did. This top is destined to become a favorite. It was easy to make, it’s comfortable, and I used warm wool jersey so it’s cozy for our New England winters. I paired it with Colette Clovers here, but it would be perfect with leggings if only I were less mature! Next time I make this top I’ll try to sew the front and back panels at the shoulders and insert a slit opening at the back of the neck. That would eliminate all of the fiddly hooks and eyes that the pattern calls for.

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FiftiesFrocks February 5, 2012 at 9:26 pm

You were right, as a dress maybe way too 80′s but the top is perfect. one of those rare extremely comfortable yet stylish designs. Great work.


Hannah February 6, 2012 at 1:20 am

This would make a great mini-dress for young women as well! The detailing at the top is really nice, and it looks really comfortable as well as stylish.


laglov February 6, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Thanks so much! The drapiness makes it a breeze to wear—it’s like wearing pajamas to work1


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