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Topic: Can you keep a secret? My sister's christmas present!! Shhhhh!  (Read 14640 times)
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sorbetsurprise
« on: December 12, 2009 02:06:25 PM »

I can't help it, I'm so proud of this I have to share it!  It's for my sister for Christmas but I know she doesn't come on this forum, as its not really her thing, she does graphic design rather than crafty bits Smiley  but that made this print perfect for her!  I love it so much, not sure I would have the confidence to wear it as its pretty bold but I just know she is going to love it!



Great print no?  I had bought the pattern already as I really love the top and skirt pattern on it, my sister also commented on it when I got it and she really likes halter necks so I thought I would use it for her, its Simplicity 6900


Back view, I only had a small amount of the fabric so went for a plain black back but I think this works well and gives the front more impact.  Also it has elastic at the top which is why it looks a bit puckered in the photo.


Close up, I didn't try to match the pattern, due to the type of crazy pattern it is, I thought it looked better being random and didn't really need matching as its irregular anyway.


The only issue is that the straps are angled slightly oddly as they are positioned for shoulder straps in both views on the pattern, next time I will try and alter this slightly.
I had to try it on, just to see if it fit Wink its a little tight around the top on me but should fit her, really hope she likes it, and keep quiet everyone! Wink
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meganchristine504
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2009 02:27:32 PM »

Im in love!! This top is AWESOME. Where did you find that fabric?
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crazylittlekels
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2009 02:38:29 PM »

WOW, that is so great! The pattern is sweet!
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ecuadoriana
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2009 03:18:27 PM »

That top is DEEE-LICIOUS!!!!!!!!

Your sis will love it- and so will any significant other!

I am jealous!  Wink
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cherry_blossom55
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2009 03:19:37 PM »

Love it!! the fabric totally rocks. also, you could easily fix that issue with the straps if they are annoying. just have to foldthem under a little bit on the inner edge and sew them down discreetly
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2009 03:49:28 PM »

I have a yard of this fabric too! You are giving me some great ideas on what to make with it......I was racking my brain wondering how to use it. At first I thought a bag, but i think a top would be the better way to go.
You did a great job. Thanks for sharing. Smiley
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MommyTheMaid
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2009 04:02:32 PM »

I absolutely LOVE it!  I might wear it once I loose some weight hehe
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notanotherxerox
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2009 06:17:15 PM »

That is the most amazing fabric!!! It looks really great with the black strip on top.
Where in the world did you get the fabric? My fabric stash won't be complete without it:)
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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2009 06:18:31 PM »

Wow! Talk about high impact! This top looks great. I really like the style of it. I might have to go look for that pattern. I'm sure your sister is going to love it. Cheesy
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Grave_13
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2009 12:24:07 AM »

It's awesome, she's gonna love it  Smiley
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