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Topic: my grannys clothes: skirt and top  (Read 2404 times)
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« on: April 18, 2008 03:18:15 PM »

My granny died a couple of weeks ago. (she had been in a nursing home since having a very bad stroke a few years ago, so in some ways her death isnt so bad) my mum has given me a load of grannys clothes for fabric, as i rather like granny-style floral prints! heres two items ive made using them.

I love this top soooo much! the photos arnt great.
It was a large cardigan, dark green sweatshirt material. I completely reconstructed it to this top ive had in my mind for a while. of course it didnt turn out like i planned but i do love it! I wanted button up front, with hoody style pockets. that didnt happen. i ran out of fabric.
Its fairly cropped length, but great over another top, and 3/4 length sleeves. so useful at this time of year!
Its got cool design of seams, on front and back, and ive inserted a folded strip of burgendy tshirt material as i sewed the seams, so they show up cool. and theres 3 little tucks over the bust, to give it shape.
the green is actually a lovely forest green unlike the photos.
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the front:

 detail showing tucks over bust and seams:

the other thing ive made wearable was a skirt. did have elastic gathering the top , very unflattering. i made the skirt much narrower , its still got a bit of elastic round top, but not bunched up so it looks much neater. Its really pretty fabric, dark grey with pink flowers, and strechy.

Thankyou granny! im sure shed appriciate these, as i learnt to sew on her old singer handsewing machiene and ive got cupboards full of sewing stuff and fabric shes given me over the years.
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2008 05:12:02 PM »

wow Those are both great ! I love love love your use of the burgandy fabric for piping to looks awesome !

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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2008 07:30:12 PM »

i'm sorry about your loss, your granny would be very proud of you! i love what you've done  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2008 05:20:39 AM »

the seams over the bust is a cool idea.

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