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« on: February 14, 2012 08:02:10 PM »

After I failed miserably trying to make a New Look pattern with this material, I tore it apart and tried to make it a different outfit.  While it isn't exactly what I wanted, it isn't horrid either.  My problem is, I feel like there is something not right about it.  At the moment it's too tight (I'm working on weight loss), but I tried adding a white band to the bottom which I feel is too big, and too long for this top.
Any suggestions on what I could do to fix this top? I'm wondering if I should lose the white strip at the bottom and just hem the shirt as it is.

*edit* I Finally got around to my UFO pile for this shirt.  I decided to ditch the white band and neckband, I traded the white for grey and hemmed the top to a less "in between" length.  I saw some awesome suggestions, but at the end of the day, a band around the middle didn't look as good as I thought it would.  I turned the V-neck to the back because it didn't sit right on me and I think at the end of the day, it looks better than if I had left it as it was.

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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2012 08:07:43 PM »

Hem it as a shirt Smiley


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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2012 10:47:38 PM »

Definitely take off the white band, hem it as a shirt - but I was thinking some small slits at the sides?  Just to give it a little looseness at the hips?  It might be a bit more comfortable that way.

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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2012 02:27:31 AM »

Slits might not be a bad idea but i don't have much fabric to work with unfortunately. I was planning on saving it to wear when Ive lost more weight, sort of as a treat to keep me motivated and keep me going.  But yes I will lose the band at the bottom, I was hoping it would work but it just doesn't.
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2012 04:46:28 AM »

If you still think it needs something once you remove the white band, you could always try a narrow lace trim. 

« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2012 04:14:30 AM »

I vote for hem it as a shirt.  It's cute with a little of the white showing, ties in with the white on top.
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2012 01:22:19 AM »

Definitely hem it as a shirt, with just a slim white band at the bottom like in your second photo. It'll be cute and worth losing weight for   Smiley 

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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2012 06:21:06 PM »

definitely prefer it as a shirt Smiley a wide black self-tie belt directly under the bust (e.g. empire waist) might be flattering, especially with a structured fabric.
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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2012 04:56:41 PM »

I think it needs something to break up the middle. I like the sash idea.. maybe usesome white fabric there? Or put in an under bust solid panel? I'd also put in small side slits to help. Give movement to the shirt. If you lack fabric to back them, use some white instead.

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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2012 12:30:13 PM »

The sash photo made me laugh when I first saw it, only because it accentuated my tummy bulge  Cheesy.  I do like the idea of that though.  Or the other idea of white under the bust to break the shirt up, I could use the bottom white part and stick it to the middle for something to break up the shirt.  I just need to wade through my pile of WIPs and retrieve it!
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