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Topic: Summer top made to match patchwork capris posted 2 days ago  (Read 2615 times)
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« on: June 30, 2008 06:50:52 PM »

OK - this top sure gave me a lot of trouble!!! It started out simple enough and I had glorious ideas swimming in my head....but the vintage (60s) fabric had ideas of it's own. It was very difficult to work with in small pieces. I had wanted to do strips of 1" alternating fabric under chest but the vintage (only part cotton) fabric would not hold in the stitch. So, I ended up throwing out a bit of it that could not be saved.

I am very pleased with the end result. Sometimes, you just have to follow the life within the fabric, do the fabric and let the fabric do you.

This is the first top I have done...though it follows most of the steps in the top parts of the 2 dresses I made.

Top with regular pants, as I plan to wear it sometimes as a summer top:

Now the top with the pants it was made for:

Let me know what you think.....  Roll Eyes


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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2008 07:09:02 PM »

Oh you are just the cutest!  Love it, great job!

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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2008 07:24:35 PM »

That is one adorable outfit! It reminds me of a vintage swim suit or play suit, just perfect for the beach or a picnic. Very feminine. I love it!

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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2008 10:03:30 PM »

Cool!  I love the stripes in the top - well done  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2008 01:08:43 AM »

Wow! The top looks lovely. I don't think I'd be brave enough to wear it with the matching pants though, a bit too bold and brassy for me. I love the fabric though and I'd wear the pants with a white top and the top with white pants. Great job!

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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2008 04:07:49 AM »

Wow! That is awesome! I really like your work! Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2008 06:06:17 AM »

I love it! turned out great! I think im gonna try a tank top today.

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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2008 04:46:41 PM »

oooh lovely!!!!
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2008 10:08:44 AM »

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!  I LOVE everything that you have made!!!  I think my favourite part of this top is that you have the straps lined up with the fabric on the yoke so it looks like one solid stripe of fabric!!!! 

The colours of the fabric are glorious!  Even though your vintage fabric didn't want to work the way you had envisioned it, this top is glorious!!!!

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