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« on: December 02, 2010 09:07:09 AM »

in 1985 my mum bought a load of pincord fabric for xmas. she was going to make herself and her 3 year old daughter christmas outfits with it. she never got round to it, life got in the way and the fabric survived 3 house moves in the same bag and box.

in early 2010, my mother wa clearing out her fabric cupboard and handing everything to her 3 year old who had grow into a 27 year old married woman with her own child.......



ok. enter a 25p pattern from a charity rumage sale, my home made dress form and my ability to adjust patterns, learned from a 50 year old sewing for fashion handbook lol Wink





appologies for the lack of detail on the photos, i relied on my husband for them lol. i'll go back to uing my daughter instead hahahaha!

basically from a prima summer shirt pattern, i had to draw in the shoulders, shorten the 3/4 length sleeves and then i wondered why it still looked crappy.... it needed definition; something "fat" patterns rarely have i am afraid. so i added it by making two very long ties and sewing them to the sideseams so now it has definition AND back interest in the folds fomed when cinched.

and guess what? i have enough fabric for a dress for the little one too!
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2010 09:29:55 AM »

What a find!  That top is just amazingly cute, and you will never see another like it anywhere.  It looks so well done and I love pincord!!!  Hey, I found a GREAT book for tailoring clothes to flatter the plus figure.  I can't believe how much I've learned from it about how it's not our bodies that make the clothing look bad, it's ill-fitted clothing!  It's:

http://www.amazon.com/Sewing-Plus-Sizes-Creating-Clothes/dp/1561585513/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1291310772&sr=8-1
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2010 09:41:26 AM »

CUTE!  And great idea with the ties.  How 'bout finding some largish buttons in a dark blue or brown, say maybe four (two for each side) and sew them onto the neckline for a little definition and "bling"? 
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2010 11:23:15 AM »

What a fabulous top!  So cute on you!  It's gorgeous!
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2010 12:25:16 PM »

CUTE!  And great idea with the ties.  How 'bout finding some largish buttons in a dark blue or brown, say maybe four (two for each side) and sew them onto the neckline for a little definition and "bling"? 

thankyou! I'll try that, i have a massive tin of buttons which my mother in law gave to me!

a for the book link, thanks for that too!
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