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Grandma's Tablecloth Top

Added Aug 29, 2013

by Claire van K...

Antwerp, Belgium






I loved my grandma’s lace tablecloth, so I decided to transfrom it into a batwing top. It’s basically a blouse, but with batwing sleeves, very big and comfortable to wear. The batwing top also looks good in chiffon.
I added a pocket in front, some decorative (sealife themed) buttons, a big collar and cuffs.
Here’s the pattern I used:

I made the top a little longer than the original pattern, about 15 cm longer!




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Sep 2, 2013, 02.15 AMby thewallinna

    You are so adventurous :) The end result is fantastic! Love love love ;)

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    Sep 1, 2013, 02.11 PMby iryc

    This is really beautiful! :)

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    Aug 30, 2013, 08.14 PMby Phronimos

    Love this!

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    Aug 30, 2013, 01.41 PMby kisses

    Beautiful…the fabric is a wow!

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    Aug 30, 2013, 12.12 PMby freakusbzzz

    Just stunning. Really unique.

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    Aug 30, 2013, 04.50 AMby smallone

    wow fabulous!!!!!!

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    Aug 29, 2013, 11.59 PMby puffinlove

    Just beautiful! I love the loose, simple shape with the delicate fabric – it works particularly well on the sleeves, which hang beautifully. And cute buttons, too! It’s really a unique garment with personal value – well done!

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    Aug 29, 2013, 08.01 PMby katscha

    Wow…beautiful blouse and great buttons=)!

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      Aug 29, 2013, 08.36 PMby Claire van Kuijck

      Thank you! I actually used the buttons from an old blouse. I never managed to find buttons like that in the stores.

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    Aug 29, 2013, 05.31 PMby rena-1

    Great! Nice idea :)

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    Aug 29, 2013, 05.10 PMby Mary Athey

    This is gorgeous, the back is stunning. I love how you used this table cloth belonging to your gran x

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    Aug 29, 2013, 03.54 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely! Great work :)

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