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« on: October 02, 2009 05:52:03 PM »

Ahhh, craftster, my long lost love.  Cry

Here are some tops I've made since last we'd met.




So I thought of this idea forever ago, but I only recently got the balls to actually try to pull it off. The ribcage is appliqued in the opposite stripe pattern, so it's sort looks like an optical illusion.
Applique and knit fabric are not really meant to go together, but I managed not to totally eff it up...






I made this hoodie from some cherry/floral knit and some gingham knit. The hood was sort of a cross between and hood and a cowl.






I had this top in my head for a long time, and when I finally went to make it, I realized I didn't actually have any of the panda fabric!  Inconceivable!  Eventually I got a hold of some, though. PHEW! 




Empire waist tank with a biiiig heart pocket with some crossed popsicles. Piratey popsicles?  Yes.






Sometimes I think I can't make fancy things... but I think this turned out pretty classy, yes?  The fabric actually has little sequins all over it, so it sparkles!  This was my first time doing a mandarin style collar... I hate drafting collars!






This is probably one of my favorite tops... I named it after an old kitty we had named Bagheera. She was pretty awesome. And this is some AWESOME fabric.  Black on black animal print velour!!


TUTS!
tube top: http://www.whatthecraft.com/tuts/tube.htm

sleeves: http://www.whatthecraft.com/tuts/easysleeves.html

keyhole: http://www.whatthecraft.com/tuts/key.html
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2009 06:04:09 PM »

I really like them all Smiley I admire your sewing skills!
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MsJamieLeigh
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2009 06:27:58 PM »

I love them!! You should make me some! =D
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Cheiri
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2009 06:32:08 PM »

They're all so pretty! The first one is very fun to look at. I love the sequin-y top, too!
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azumwalt
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2009 10:03:25 PM »

These are all great, I love the cut and fabric, and I really LOVE the first one.  Great job!
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eliskimo
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2009 04:33:44 AM »

i absolutely LOVE it. the hoodie and top with heart are my favourites.

can you make a hoodie like that for me pleaaaaaase?
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patchyemm
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2009 01:17:38 PM »

They all look great - I particularly like the hoodie.  Lovely work!
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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2009 02:41:43 PM »

Thanks for the awesome comments!
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TMLGirl
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2009 04:00:33 PM »

These are fab.   Love your work!!!  Thanks for posting the tutes~!
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phoquess
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2009 09:29:29 AM »

Beautiful work! I'd love to see a tutorial for the hoodie Smiley
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