African halter top

Added May 5, 2014

by kirstenlarsen62

Geneva, Switzerland

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Description

I received this beautiful fabric from my daughter who bought it on a trip to Tanzania. I was waiting for the right thing to make with it and I finally decided upon a halter top. I modified a pattern I already had with a raglan sleeve. I made the neck band wider and finished the arm holes with a folded self-made bias strip. The back side seam edge was taken in at the underarm seam about 1" and tapered down from there to meet the normal edge about midway down the piece. the front side seam was used as is. This was done to prevent gaping on the back. The button is vintage 50’s – looks like a hunk of shiny branch/bark with a metallic wash on the edge. 4th picture is the original blouse from which this was modified.

Material Notes

African fabric from Tanzania. It is not made of natural fibers but very much like a silk gazaar – like a very fine metal mesh or screen. pliable and stiff at the same time.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Tops
Style
Beach, Bohemian, Ethnic
Material
Blends

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    May 6, 2014, 08.41 PMby Luz Kettle

    I lve African fabrics, this looks stunning!

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    May 5, 2014, 09.45 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Both the top and the blouse are very nice! Great job! :)

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    May 5, 2014, 04.08 PMby Mary Athey

    Fabulous top, love the fabric x

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      May 5, 2014, 06.19 PMby kirstenlarsen62

      thanks Mary – I always see your kind posts on others’ projects. I feel honored.

      I enjoyed looking at your projects – you are a happy productive sewer for your self and your family. It brings me joy.

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      May 5, 2014, 08.47 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much for that, what a lovely thing to say x

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    May 5, 2014, 02.07 PMby maggieg5

    nice conversion of the original blouse and lovely fabric

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      May 5, 2014, 06.20 PMby kirstenlarsen62

      thanks! It is amazing how different the 2 are by fabric choice and some changes. It made me think about how I can use some of my other patterns again before I rush out and buy more

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