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« on: July 11, 2004 05:06:05 PM »

My birthday is Thursday and I wanted something special to wear.  (I'll be turning 21!)  So I figured I'd try making something.  This was the first time I'd ever tried to make clothing, and I'm pretty happy with how it came out.  It took the better part of two days though, whew!

I used a bathing suit top as the model for the bust, but I ended up making the triangles the same size as the top.  (I'd wanted to make them bigger, originally.)

So I added a few ruffles/pleats, which covered up everything I didn't think was appropriate outside of the beach!

So what do you guys think?  Oh, and excuse the pj pants; it's a lazy Sunday afterall.  I'd wear this with jeans normally.  I took lots of pictures of the whole process, with you guys in mind (is that sad?) so I can post a tutorial if anyone would like...  Undecided Tongue

edit: The pictures work now, yay! Grin
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2004 06:12:00 PM »

thats so cute! you did a really nice job with the sewing! happy (almost) birthday!
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2004 06:42:35 PM »

Thanks.  I'm not sure if I like the ruffle in the middle though.  It's handsewn, so I can think about it.
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2004 07:46:51 PM »

Middle cleavage is ok, but the outside showing was just not working.  (As you can see in the picture!)  Thanks for the comments though!
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2004 07:48:25 PM »

That's a fun top!  I agree, the middle ruffle isn't as flattering/cute as the side ones.
What is the fabric on the ruffle a plaid?

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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2004 09:11:47 PM »

Yeah, its a pink and black plaid.  I have no idea what I should do.  Prolly go somewhere and get carded.  I doubt I would enjoy going to an actual bar, but then I wouldn't know...
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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2004 08:11:58 AM »

i like...i wish i could wear something like that lol
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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2004 06:33:11 AM »

I really like it! The color is great and i agree with a few others that it would look better is you removed the middle ruffle! It looks really great!
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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2004 08:31:58 AM »

i like the initial version, without the ruffles.  i think the ruffles just make it look wierd.  if it was me, i'd just take it in where it was too "revealing" 

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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2004 01:12:30 PM »

I am not too sure about the middle cleavage ruffles, but the rest of it is very cute!
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« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2004 11:05:34 PM »

i like the initial version, without the ruffles.  i think the ruffles just make it look wierd.  if it was me, i'd just take it in where it was too "revealing" 
How would I take it in?  It was already too small.  Oh, and the middle ruffle is gone.  Look for action beach shots tommorrow!  Cool
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« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2004 06:58:41 AM »

i'm not sure h ow you would take it in, but if i could actually see it, i could maybe figure out a way.  Can't wait to see it on the beach!

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« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2004 07:10:25 AM »

do you have any of the same fabric that you made the top out of? cause if you added a little bit with the same fabric the alterations wouldnt be so noticeable
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« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2004 08:16:08 PM »

just to put my two cents in...i agree that the ruffles are a bit too much. not being much of a seamstress, however, I can't suggest appropriate alterations. otherwise, I think it's beautiful, and you look great in it. good luck!
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« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2004 08:40:06 AM »

ooh very sexy, i like the version without the ruffles better tho, not only because its more revealing... hmm... it seems so weird that your almost 21 and you've never been in a bar... ive been going to them for at least 3 or 4 years and im 19... oh well have fun whatever you do  Grin happy birthday
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« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2004 04:23:16 PM »

Thats So Cute Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2004 10:41:42 PM »

it seems so weird that your almost 21 and you've never been in a bar...
Did you get a good look at my face?  I look NOTHING like a 21 year old.  People are surprised to hear that I'll be graduating from college soon.  They think I've just started high school.  *le sigh*

And it rained on my birthday, so the beach was a bust.  I was just in the Keys, but because of the hurrcane, I had to leave before I got a chance to wear it.  I don't think it was meant to be... bah.
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