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Topic: Green swirly and Pixel tops (first post, lots of pictures) now with tute  (Read 43698 times)
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« on: May 05, 2007 05:23:48 PM »

Hello everyone, this is the first time Iíve posted something Iíve made here, so I hope everything is working okay.

(EDIT: There's now a tute on page 2)

I made two summer tops with straps and sweetheart necklines, just in time for, um, late autumn. Theyíll have to hide under cardigans until spring comes.

For this one, I put an invisible zipper in the front after gathering a bit at the neckline. I'm so happy that the invisible zipper is actually invisible!

And from the back

This is the straps, they're my favourite thing about the green one. Itís a long story. I like to make linings with different colours. For the underside of the straps, I used black paisley, but the scraps I had were so small I had to sew together three pieces, with tiny seams and right up to the edge of the scraps. There were words printed on the selvedge, the fabric info and copyright stuff. The weird thing is that the seams ended up showing the complete words "Treasures" and "All Rights". It was a total accident, if it hadn't happened coincidentally I probably couldn't have done it on purpose! It's a pity the words make no senseÖ

This one is using the same shape, but I put the zipper in the back and just gathered it at the front after the whole thing was finished. And the brown t-shirt underneath is not part of it, it was just too cold to wear the top on its own.

I forgot to get a picture from the back, so here it is on a coathanger. The colours are a bit washed out in the photo, but the pattern is little square pixels in red, orange, yellow, and brown.
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2007 05:28:49 PM »

Those are beautiful... they kinda make me think of old school pinups.

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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2007 06:05:13 PM »

Those tops are amazing. I agree with mezo, they do look like 50s pin-up tops  Wink

They fit you so well! Did you make your own pattern?

And I must say, I am impressed with anyone who can put in an invisble zip so well  Cheesy
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2007 06:41:21 PM »

Oh wow! Love the shape of them, and you've fitted them really well! They're gorgeous.


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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2007 07:10:16 PM »

I love it & it does look kinda pin up but in an effortless cool way~ the lining in another fabric makes this very nice looking.

Did you use a pattern? If so,  which one - because I love it

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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2007 07:33:56 PM »

MUST HAVE. Those look really great. Did you use a pattern?
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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2007 07:46:02 PM »

I love them both!

you did really well!

nothing tastes as good as being fit feels! Did you workout today???
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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2007 08:16:20 PM »

I love those.  And that lining is great.  I have been looking for a good sweetheart neckline pattern.  Please tell me this is a purchased pattern and which. 

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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2007 08:53:15 PM »


That is some gorgeous fabric, and the shirts fit you so well!  I didn't even see the zipper until after I read your post and went looking for it.

Congrats on a job well done!
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2007 09:45:15 PM »

Very nicely done! That invisible zipper is amazing. I like the swirly fabric, too!
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