A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
December Announcement: It's time for our Eighth Annual Gingerbread Contest!  Craft and enter a project for a chance to win a prize!
Total Members: 314,811
Currently Running With Scissors:
268 Guests and 14 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1] 2 3  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: too low to be wearable top + old school blouse + new buttons = cute top?  (Read 8742 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: April 17, 2006 08:51:26 PM »

Well, I had this top that I bought, for I have no idea why.
It was so low, that even when I tried to sit it at it's highest, half my bra was sticking out of it.
So it hung in my wardrobe for a long long time.
Then, one day, when I decided to take the bottom band off of an old school blouse of mine to make into a cumberbund type belt, I thought "hey, I have some perfect sleeves, buttons and a collar here, all put together for me, I should try using it for something"
So I searched through my wardrobe.
And found the top, which I unfortunately forgot to take a 'before' shot of.
It seemed perfect!
So I set to work.
What I forgot, however, was that my old school blouse was ridiculously oversized (fit for around an AU size 14, while I'm only an 8-10). Trying to shove that into a fitted top wasn't going to work very well.
But I tried all the same!
Foolishly, I tried all the same.
I continued to try, even when lining the collar up with the back was a fiddly pain, having to be changed around five times.
But finally, I ended up with this:
And the details of puff sleeves and little flower buttons:

I'm quite happy with it.
The only thing I'm thinking about now is whether I should add some black trim to the collar? It looks a bit dull, and melds into the rest of the white a bit too much, but I'm not sure..
« Last Edit: September 28, 2011 05:07:31 AM by TheSapphireMoon » THIS ROCKS   Logged
Offline Offline

Posts: 97
Joined: 10-Aug-2005

philly craft stylez

View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2006 09:54:46 PM »

i love this top! super cute!!! i think that a little black piping around the collar would be a nice addition. great job!

Offline Offline

Posts: 148
Joined: 04-Jan-2006

She totally confused all the passing piranhas

View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2006 09:56:59 PM »

very nice  i second the black piping idea too!

Sometimes he calls me Al.
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2006 11:48:56 PM »

really cute, even a nice little patch on the collar would be cute like cherries or a dice etc, anyway its super with out it
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2006 05:54:54 AM »

That's reeeeally cute, I think the piping idea is a good one too but even if you did nothing more to it, it's beautiful! Smiley I want one!! Tongue Lizzyxx

« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2006 11:07:24 AM »

It's really cute. Great idea!

« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2006 02:12:00 PM »

Wow! I love it, its very cute, you could maybe put like thin ribbon along the edges of the collar? or a thin strip of lace?
but anyways, its still looks really good!
Offline Offline

Posts: 204
Joined: 11-Oct-2005

me on my wedding day

View Profile
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2006 02:27:52 PM »

great job!  i agree with the put something on the collar opinions, but something small because it doesn't look like there's a lot of other white.  can you get your hands on some more of the black flower buttons?  maybe a few at the points of the collar?

« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2006 02:33:59 PM »

i love it the way it is it's so cute Grin

« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2006 06:00:00 PM »

Haha I think I have that same black shirt! I originally bought it because I thought it would look great with a collared shirt or something underneath... exactly what you have done! I never wear it without something under it, it's a bit *too* low for that...

Looks really cute!! I loovee it!!

My Wists
Fabric Wists
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2 3  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Fabric Beads
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Quilted Scissors Cozy
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Brigaderios

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.