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Topic: psychedelic satin shirt WILL SUCK YOUR EYES INTO A VORTEX  (Read 1679 times)
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« on: February 10, 2011 02:51:00 AM »

I bought myself some fantastic silk satin in Melbourne for cheap, because it was a remnant. Of course, because it was a remnant it meant that I only got about one metre. I wanted to make a minidress with long cuffed sleeves, but didn't have enough fabric, so I squeezed a shirt out of it. Now what to wear it with?

It's very comfortable. I tried to keep the design fairly simple because the pattern is so insane.
I wouldn't recommend sewing with silk satin, it warped all over the table as I was trying to cut it - like cthulhu or something. Does anyone know any tricks to stop it from doing this?

No pattern. I have a shirt pattern I inherited from my grandmother that I was going to use, but then I realised that my bust + hips were a size 12 but my waist was a size 16 in the pattern Sad way to make fun of my complete lack of an hourglass figure! Who even has an hourglass figure anyway? Christina Hendricks and Marilyn Monroe have been just about the only women in history who ever had one. I'll try and tackle that pattern later.
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2011 10:03:32 AM »

 Shocked <---- that's my eyes getting sucked into the awesome vortex of your shirt!!  Sucks you couldn't get the minidress outta the fabric but you did an awesome job on the shirt!

« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2011 01:01:12 PM »

LOL, that is a seriously great shirt! I agree that the simple style really lets the fabric speak Cheesy

As for wearing, why not just jeans in a light or medium wash? Those shorts are a little long in proportion to the shirt. Two or three inches shorter and a little more fitted at the hip would best suit that top and your figure. I'd add a sunshine yellow 80s belt to define your waist, but that's really it. OOOOh, you know what'd be rockin' for this summer? Crochet and macrame are super hot on the runways, so you could macrame a hemp or cotton belt featuring glass beads in one or more colours of the fabric. Just make sure to wear whatever belt you choose at the narrowest part of your torso. That tricks the eye into thinking it's even narrower.

By the way, be SUPER proud that you manhandled that satin into submission! I once used polyester crepeback satin and it was insane, a mind of it's own, so I can see why you feel cthulhu must have been visiting Tongue

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