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Topic: Old favorite skirt - to great summer top.  (Read 5231 times)
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smalleah
« on: June 21, 2008 05:12:42 PM »

I'm not a skirt wearing person anymore... I've worn a dress once in the past 4 years (or more). So... my old favorite skirt has hung in the closet collecting dust for a very long time. I've always loved the pattern and the fabric so I decided to make a top out of it.
I almost gave up half-way through. The fabric is stretchy and kept sliding out of place even though I pinned it. After hearing my vented frustration, my mom got online and found how to sew stretchy fabric - sew through tissue paper! And it worked really well. Yay! I'm happy with how it turned out. I finally made something I'll actually wear.

Before - Skirt



After - Cute summer top.



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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2008 05:22:52 PM »

Great indeed, glad to see you didn't give up!
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2008 05:23:26 PM »

Wow. What a great recon! Great job... You look awesome in that top, and it IS a great pattern. Smiley

Did you use a top pattern, or did you draft it yourself?
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2008 06:15:38 PM »

That looks great, and now you can have a new favorite top!
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2008 07:26:29 PM »

that's very pretty
could you post the link about the tissue paper?
or explain a little bit?
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smalleah
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2008 07:48:34 PM »

Wow. What a great recon! Great job... You look awesome in that top, and it IS a great pattern. Smiley
Did you use a top pattern, or did you draft it yourself?
Thanks. I used another halter top as somewhat of a pattern. I wanted to do the neck part differently but I didn't have enough fabric. I made a few mistakes along the way (mostly due to the trouble with the stretchy fabric) so I improvised.

that's very pretty
could you post the link about the tissue paper?
or explain a little bit?
thanks
http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf113737.tip.html
That is the link my mom found. I actually put the tissue paper on the outside. The paper was white so it was transparent enough to see what I was doing. It was a nuissance to pick off all of the bits of paper but I'd rather do that than try to sew stretchy fabric without it.
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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2008 08:36:00 PM »

The top is so cute, and it looks very nice on you.
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2008 05:24:42 PM »

okay totally cute. but tissue paper? really? must try...
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2008 06:20:35 PM »

I love it! And it looks so good on you!
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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2008 06:33:28 PM »

That looks so pretty on you! Great job!
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