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Draped Leather top with Harness back

Added Dec 16, 2012

by Carrie Cochr...

Hollywood, Flori...






I created this top for a client looking for something edgy, easy to wear and flattering to her shape. The leather is a soft lambskin that made it easy to created the draped effect. Hidden inner support holds the top in place with an open back. The straps are gross grain ribbon cris-crossing across the back and closing with silver suspender clips. Can be worn over a shirt as a vest.




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    Dec 23, 2012, 10.59 PMby richmond38

    Hi – really love this, found some great red leather and would love to make similar – you didn’t follow a pattern at all did you? hard to find a pattern that matches. happy holidays!! best, Frances frm Tasmania, Australia

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      Dec 26, 2012, 04.01 PMby Carrie Cochran Cabrera

      I created my own pattern by draping one on my dress form. It’s a simple patter of 4 main pieces with straps of grosgrain ribbon across the back. The style lines are princess seams. To create the draped cowl neckline there is a hidden pleat at the neck/shoulder seam.

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    Dec 17, 2012, 11.48 AMby kisses

    So edgy…like the back

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    Dec 17, 2012, 08.01 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    That really stands out – your very lucky client must be quite a lady!

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    Dec 17, 2012, 05.33 AMby mollytov

    Wow, really stunning. So unique.

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    Dec 16, 2012, 10.54 PMby Gurtlamorous

    wow i love it great job :)

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    Dec 16, 2012, 09.20 PMby ariation

    That is really creative, looks good!

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    Dec 16, 2012, 05.47 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous. The backs lovely.x

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