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Topic: too low to be wearable top + old school blouse + new buttons = cute top?  (Read 7055 times)
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« on: April 17, 2006 08:51:26 PM »

Well, I had this top that I bought, for I have no idea why.
It was so low, that even when I tried to sit it at it's highest, half my bra was sticking out of it.
So it hung in my wardrobe for a long long time.
Then, one day, when I decided to take the bottom band off of an old school blouse of mine to make into a cumberbund type belt, I thought "hey, I have some perfect sleeves, buttons and a collar here, all put together for me, I should try using it for something"
So I searched through my wardrobe.
And found the top, which I unfortunately forgot to take a 'before' shot of.
It seemed perfect!
So I set to work.
What I forgot, however, was that my old school blouse was ridiculously oversized (fit for around an AU size 14, while I'm only an 8-10). Trying to shove that into a fitted top wasn't going to work very well.
But I tried all the same!
Foolishly, I tried all the same.
I continued to try, even when lining the collar up with the back was a fiddly pain, having to be changed around five times.
But finally, I ended up with this:
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e400/go_go_kokomo/blacktopwhiteyoke.jpg
And the details of puff sleeves and little flower buttons:
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e400/go_go_kokomo/blacktopdetails.jpg

I'm quite happy with it.
The only thing I'm thinking about now is whether I should add some black trim to the collar? It looks a bit dull, and melds into the rest of the white a bit too much, but I'm not sure..
Opinions?
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2006 09:54:46 PM »

i love this top! super cute!!! i think that a little black piping around the collar would be a nice addition. great job!
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2006 09:56:59 PM »

very nice  i second the black piping idea too!
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2006 11:48:56 PM »

really cute, even a nice little patch on the collar would be cute like cherries or a dice etc, anyway its super with out it
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2006 05:54:54 AM »

That's reeeeally cute, I think the piping idea is a good one too but even if you did nothing more to it, it's beautiful! Smiley I want one!! Tongue Lizzyxx
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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2006 11:07:24 AM »

It's really cute. Great idea!
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2006 02:12:00 PM »

Wow! I love it, its very cute, you could maybe put like thin ribbon along the edges of the collar? or a thin strip of lace?
but anyways, its still looks really good!
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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2006 02:27:52 PM »

great job!  i agree with the put something on the collar opinions, but something small because it doesn't look like there's a lot of other white.  can you get your hands on some more of the black flower buttons?  maybe a few at the points of the collar?
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2006 02:33:59 PM »

i love it the way it is it's so cute Grin
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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2006 06:00:00 PM »

Haha I think I have that same black shirt! I originally bought it because I thought it would look great with a collared shirt or something underneath... exactly what you have done! I never wear it without something under it, it's a bit *too* low for that...

Looks really cute!! I loovee it!!
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« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2006 06:14:32 PM »

I love this!!! it's adorable and a great way to recycle your clothes.  I like it the way it is without the trim though.
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« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2006 05:35:42 PM »

I love this... its so much fun! awesome job.
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« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2006 05:54:12 PM »

absolutely!! Grin
i have one of these shirts and had the same problem; now i have a soln-thanx!!
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« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2006 06:01:32 PM »

I think it's really cute just the way it is, but I think red piping would look really cute if you think it's too dull, if you like black and red.  (Make sure you wash the red first though so the white doesn't get ruined.)
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« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2006 06:40:02 PM »

That looks awesome, I really like it a lot. That is a great idea, I have a shirt almost identical to that except in color, which, like you said, can't be worn alone. Unfortunately I don't have a top like that to cut up and sew.
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« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2006 08:34:00 PM »

this is great! very sexy secretary
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« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2006 10:36:32 PM »

thats soo cute.  i wish i could find the right clothes to make that.  im quite jealous.
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« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2006 10:31:55 AM »

I LOVE it!! Grin
I've been looking for a shirt like that EVERYWHERE.
And only found one at like...40-60 dollars
I may just try to do this one instead...
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« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2006 11:04:26 AM »

cute and preppy!  i could see it with a skirt or with jeans!
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« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2006 12:24:45 PM »

 That is so cute! I made almost exactly the same, but somehow mine ended up weirdly short and lame... so in a fit of rage I threw it in the trash  Roll Eyes
 I think it looks nice how it is, but blackpiping might be really cute.
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« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2006 01:25:29 PM »

I love this style of shirt!  I may have to make one up for myself soon.
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« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2006 01:58:44 PM »

along the same lines as piping, how about some skinny black rick-rack?  Up kitsch factor just a bit more.   Wink

Really nice work.
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« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2006 08:35:56 PM »

I think the idea of lace is a really great idea!
It would make the shirt perfect for whatever you wanted, dressy or casual!
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« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2006 11:37:52 PM »

oh i dig it Grin
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« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2006 10:35:57 AM »

oh oh oh oh i love it!  Cheesy
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« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2006 04:28:29 PM »

HOT!!
I love it!

I love itg just the way it is, but maybe you could put a white bow on the end of each sleeve?
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« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2006 04:33:33 PM »

It looks like you bought it that way you did such a great job! Maybe a little screen print of something on one of the collar ends?
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« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2006 01:22:23 AM »

that has to be one of the more amazing things i've seen. wow.
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« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2006 03:03:51 PM »

That is AWSOME! What a great idea!!! Smiley
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