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« on: June 29, 2009 11:05:17 AM »

This is a top hot off the sewing machine but sadly, it's a little bit too big for me...  Sad I may give it to my sister or best friend. Even though it's not the exact size for me, I still love it and am very proud of it! (Note, I didn't make the white jacket over it, just the purple part.)
Here's the back. The darker purple tie isn't attached to the lavender top, but it worked to tighten it on me. Originally, I didn't plan on having it there.

Here is the front. I'm quite fond of the fabric! It's almost like purple camo. Or Purple wood. Something like that... Oh yeah, you can't see it very good, but there are four darts/pleats on the front.

And here is a picture of the top by itself.

I like it a lot and wish it wasn't too big... Oh well, it happens to the best of us! At least it's not the opposite and too small. Since it's too big, I could always take it in if I wish to spend more hours seam-ripping... Tongue There are a few more pictures on my blog if you want to take a look. My Blog
What do you think?

« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2009 02:31:20 PM »

I really like it! The bust part might fit a little better if you just opened up the neck line seams and put some elastic in there. Or you could try shirring. (Wind thread elastic around bobbin and sew like usual to produce stretchy/ scrunchy effect.) I have also been in the position of working hard at something and then it doesn't fit right. It sucks.
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2009 05:07:03 PM »

Thanks! I might try that. About the shirring, where might I find the thread for that? Does Hobby Lobby carry it or Walmart? What exactly is it called?
I think I might just perform surgery on my little top. haha. Thanks for the advice!

« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2009 07:29:58 PM »

No problem. Glad I could help. It's called elastic sewing thread, but it comes on a taller spool than regular thread. I am sure Wal-Mart has it and I actually got mine at Hobby Lobby. I am so jealous if you have a Hobby Lobby close to you. It is my favorite!
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2009 06:16:14 PM »

i like it!  sorry it doesn't fit perfectly, but don't give up - i'm sure a little surgery will help!
lovely pics, btw
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