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Topic: New Outfit~70s flower tunic top + gypsy skirt [now with TUTORIAL!]  (Read 75382 times)
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« on: July 27, 2005 11:58:35 AM »

I love this shirt I have:
So I made a pattern out of it and made a new top last night!!!:

And my gypsy skirt out of off-white gauzy material:

Entire outfit:

I wore this to the orthodontist today and all the people complimented on it!!!  Grin

Thanks for looking!


I will try to explain this as clearly as possible and hopefully it will make sense because without thse original shirt to copy from, it would be very confusing. Anyway, look at the picture of the pattern pieces and take a moment to visualize how the shirt is sewn together. If you look in the "diagram" in the bottom right corner, it shows the inside of the shirt, front facing the floor. The front part folds over on the yellow line and the straps on the back piece are sandwiched between the fold and sewn on (pink lines). The top yellow line indicates the fold of the front pattern piece. The bottom yellow line indicates the fold on the piece that goes underneath the front. The purple, orange and blue lines show where the pattern pieces should be in "3-d". Don't mind the green lines, I made a mistake when drawing the pink lines. Embarrassed If you understood any of that (lol, you girls may have figured it out more easily, it took me a while even with the original shirt for reference), proceed to step one.

1. Cut out your pattern pieces according to the picture. Use your waist, hip and bust measurements for the shirt parts. The width of the "under front" part is the same as the width of the front piece, or fitting loosely over your bust.
2. Hem the neckline of the back and the armholes of both the front and back (light blue).
3. Sew green to green, right sides together.
4. Lay out the shirt on the floor with the back facing the floor, wrong sides out. Take the top of the shirt and fold it towards you on the yellow line. Sandwich the straps in between the fold and sew.
5. Set this aside and take out your underneath front pieces. Sew them wrong sides together and turn it right side out. Fold on the yellow line.
6. Take out the back and front piece. Place the underneath part on the front's wrong side, slightly overlapping the OTHER fold. Pin and sew in place.
7. Turn the shirt right side out. Get the bottom ruffle piece and pin it to the bottom of the shirt, right sides together and sew in place. Hem the bottom.

If I explained this correctly, you should now have a retro new shirt. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE feel free to ask questions for any clarification, this was the first tutorial I ever made. Enjoy!!!

Oh yeah I almost forgot the skirt. Wink
It's fairly simple.
Each tier is a rectangle strip.
First tier: length-Your hip measurement at the widest point plus 5 inches.
width-It's up to you. Mine were about 9 inches, but add a few inches for the waistband.
Each additional tier is 20 inches longer and the width stays the same, or you can gradually increase it if you want.
First, add an elastic waistband (measures the same as your waist) to the top of the first strip by stretching it a bit, and folding over the top.
Baste the length-wise edges of the other tiers and pull the thread to form even gathers. The top of the next tier should be the same length as the bottom of the previous, etc, etc. Sew over your gathers so they don't come undone. Sew the gathered tier onto the bottom of the first (right OR wrong sides together, whatever style you're going for). Repeat for each additional tier and hem the bottom of the last one. You're done!

Enjoy your new outfit, and please ask if something is unclear!! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2005 12:05:54 PM »

the shirt is so nice i would love one!!
great job on the skirt too!
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2005 12:44:13 PM »

I LOVE THAT SHIRT!!!!!!! I want it! I want it! I want it!
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2005 04:00:00 PM »

thats really pretty, i love both the shirt and the skirt..its a cute outfit Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2005 04:20:39 PM »

That's a beautiful top. I think I'm going to have to make one sometime soon.  Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2005 04:23:04 PM »

That shirt is beautiful!

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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2005 04:34:18 PM »

Its gorgeous!! I would buy this in a heartbeat hehehe. I just commented on your purse that you made...you have made so many outfits...you're so crafty and gifted. I envy you Grin Great job on everything.
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2005 05:19:33 PM »

that top is brilliant, i want one!!!!!!

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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2005 10:54:38 PM »

Curse you for being so skinny and pretty, woman!
I adore absolutely everything that you've made. Major thumbs up.
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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2005 11:33:42 AM »

oooo pretty, can u put up a tute on that hott shirt of yourz lol pretty please!!!

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