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« on: June 17, 2012 09:45:48 AM »

The first top is made from an old white skirt with a beautiful teal embroidery with beads on the bottom. I had this for years but never wore it because it was a tick too long for my style and the color was just too light for my pale skin tone. I probably just bought it for the embroidery. (Sorry, I don't have any "before" pictures. My dad accidentally deleted them from the camera.)
I more or less followed this tutorial from Martha Stewart to make a dress: http://www.marthastewart.com/267528/diy-shift-dress  (My skirt just wasn't long enough to be a dress.)
In the end I dyed the whole thing red. Now it has a much more exciting and flattering color. The teal embroidery came out in a beautiful dark purple, while the beads, of course, remained teal. I like the contrast this creates. I also sewed a sash out of some left over stretchy fabric in the exact same color as the embroidery!

It has kind of a Jane Austen flair to it. I love that!  Smiley

The second top is made from a plain old white men's XL t-shirt. (Here's the awesome tutorial: http://www.crafterhoursblog.com/2011/08/tee-to-tank-tutorial-by-jen-from.html)
After sewing, I dip dyed it in the same dye bath as the first one. this was so much fun! And I love how the gradient turned out. I'm definitely gonna try this again with another color.
I braided the straps and belt with some t-shirt yarn that also took a nice long dye bath Wink.

Thanks for reading! Smiley
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2012 01:23:03 PM »

Such pretty tops! Great colours & thanks for sharing the links.


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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2012 10:06:08 AM »

those are both great tops, but i must say I love the first one.

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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2012 10:46:29 AM »

An adult pillowcase top that actually has fit! The first pic is insanely flattering for you, you look amazing! (I sound a lil' creepy there, yeek.)

Love the embroidery. Purple on red really makes me happy.

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Oh, thanks so much! You're so nice (and not at all creepy, i think)!
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