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Topic: Fluorescent polka dot strap top type thingy er yeah. . .tute on P2,Pic obese  (Read 4123 times)
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« on: April 23, 2006 01:33:38 AM »

Weell been lurking here for well over a month now gathering ideas Wink but this top came to be from browsing a topshop website and thinking 25 for that? Psshh no way! Soo I bought some fabric, made a mini pattern and got to work. I think it's pretty good for a first from scratch own pattern thingy seeing as I've only used my machine about 4 times since I got it 2 years ago *hangs head in shame*
Oh and this is actually my first wearable project sooo therefore its my first post Smiley
Front view

Side View

Close up of band and darts

Its made from 100% cotton and has ribbon straps that can't really be seen (not the 2 thin straps)
edit: If enough people want one (or even reply Tongue) then I'll be happy to post a tute
« Last Edit: April 30, 2006 11:32:29 AM by Debs_5 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2006 02:13:20 AM »

thats ace! fancy posting a tute? does it have a zipper in back?

« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2006 01:45:08 PM »

Nope there's no zipper, it goes on and off over my head fine, I tried to avoid a zipper at almost any cost! And yeah I may post a tute around next weekend if I get the chance, it was pretty simple to make though Wink.
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2006 03:24:23 AM »

gorgeous top!!! love it to pieces!

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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2006 04:10:07 AM »

I love your top, and also your avatar thing. YAYAYAY RENT! AND POLKA DOTS!

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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2006 08:32:47 AM »

It turned out great. Is the fabric stretchy? I just wondered since you put in a dart. I think it turned out great. Go sewing!

« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2006 08:41:34 AM »

Nope the fabrics not stretchy at all really. But to make it baggier I made the tube of the top 2 inches wider so I had to do darts to make it fit the top band properly.
and yep poto_fan RENT Cheesy my latest obsession, shame the film didn't do much over here.
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2006 11:19:26 AM »

Well done, and I'm sure it's much better quality than the topshop one! Ah, I love ribbon.
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2006 11:24:51 AM »

this is so pretty. i love the fabric. I would love to see a tutorial on this

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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2006 11:33:42 AM »

That's really good - I can't believe you just made the pattern up and you've hardley ever sewed before! YOu must be a natural  Wink

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