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« on: June 08, 2010 09:42:56 AM »

I saw this top on Free People

http://www.freepeople.com/clothes-all-tops/pieced-together-corset-tank/

and thought it was really cute/interesting, but a little pricey. I decided it would be fun to try to make my own, considering I already had all the materials. I began by using a basic black camisole I had at home. I cut the front and back sections out of the cami and added the greenish color panels, which were pieces from an old t-shirt. I added some shirring at the top of the back panel as well. Then I added the black ruffles around the bottom, material which was taken from the bottom hem of an old dress that I had lying around in my fabric collection. Next I added the blue and grey stretch lace. Originally, I had the black ruffles only going around the sides, but I thought the back looked kind of plain so I added the ruffles to the back as well. Finally, I used an old pair of jeans that I had already cut up for another project to make the strips down the front and back.







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All and all I am pretty happy with how the top turned out. I am still playing around with how much to clench the ties in front. The only issue Im not too happy with is the fact the back wrinkles (develops rolls) a bit when you where it.

Thanks for looking!!!!!! Wink Cheesy Grin
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2010 10:01:19 AM »

DUDE THIS IS INTENSELY CUTE!!!!!! i looovvvvveeeee it! <3
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2010 10:04:33 AM »

Wow...you did a great job replicating the original.  I love free people as mostly inspiration as I agree with you on price.  This is awesome!!
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2010 10:18:20 AM »

What a super cute top! Great job.  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2010 10:39:51 AM »

Wow, I can't believe how much yours looks like the original, you did an awesome job!!!
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2010 10:40:10 AM »

Wow! This is stunning and looks so similar to the original! Well done!!
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2010 10:46:23 AM »

Thank you everyone for all the comments!!!
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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2010 10:53:13 AM »

This is cute. Don't worry about the wrinkles, knits and things without boning can not lace like a corset, they scrunch. But this looks nice, as long as you don't tie it to tight it should be just fine  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2010 11:20:23 AM »

This is cute. Don't worry about the wrinkles, knits and things without boning can not lace like a corset, they scrunch. But this looks nice, as long as you don't tie it to tight it should be just fine  Smiley

Thanks zowiewoahie! I realized after I made it that it was probably a lot tighter fitting then the Free People one, which also causes it to bunch. The front seems to do ok, but the back gets a lot of ripples. I will try your suggestion a not lace it so tight.
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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2010 11:50:08 AM »

That's really cool and looks like it took a ton of work. I love the lace.
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