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« on: May 02, 2010 02:33:57 PM »

I found this top over at Sew Mama Sew: http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=791

However it calls for making out of a light quilting cotton... I just received 3 boxes of shiny dressy material, so I thought I'd try it with that.

Originally I thought I'd have to put an invisible zipper in the side because I didn't think my material would have much stretch, but it did (luckily!) and I bought invisible zippers and an invisible zipper foot for nothing.  I'm sure I'll eventually find a use for them!

Here's the shirt I made:

I added the belt because otherwise it looked like I was preggers!

Additionally, I made this cuff bracelet


It was inspired by this one: http://www.rufflesandstuff.com/2010/04/rose-cuff-bracelet.html

I plan to get some more (better) pictures up on my blog soon!
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2010 02:54:04 PM »

I think it works in the shiny fabric! The belt was a good idea. Also like the ruffle wrist cuff. Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2010 02:54:40 PM »

It turned out great!  I like that you added a belt for shape...it looks good on you!

Very brave to use what you had on hand and try out the pattern--now you have a nice top to wear!  Did the shiney fabric ravel a lot and if so, how did you handle that?

« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2010 03:12:08 PM »

It's extremely fray-y.  However, for a lot of the seams the raw edge gets sewn inside so it doesn't end up being a problem.  For the side seams I zig-zaged them to finish them!  We'll have to wait to see how it washes! 

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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2010 06:37:52 PM »

Very lovely top. I esp love the color of the fabric. You did a great job!! nice cuff too
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2010 11:27:24 AM »

i love it- great work Cheesy

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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2010 11:28:22 AM »

I actually just found the "sew mama sew" website today, and saw this top... and didn't like it Smiley Your's however looks great! The shiny fabric has worked just perfectly and I love the belt too. Nice job!
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