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Added Aug 22, 2010

by nookie

Kelvin Grove, Au...






I’ve never been happy with the fit of bought knit patterns so I decided to cut up a well loved top and use that as a basic stretch top pattern. This is the third I have made. I thought the burnt orange fabric had a 60\70’s vibe so I added the bell sleeves with a long cuff and covered the buttons with vintage fabric from my stash. It fits like a dream and goes very well with my skirt.

The skirt is from my local op shop. I removed the awful elastic waistband, took the skirt in a little so it was fitted to the waist and added a simple waistband. I specifically bought the skirt to try some reverse applique. It was not the best fabric to try this for the first time as the weave is very loose and so I’ve had to fix up a few areas as it started to unravel. However, I really love the effect and will do more in the future.
The waistband is lined with a contrasting fabric and the body is lined with an old sheet. I’m going to line with old sheets more as it’s cheap but even more importantly sooooo soft. I added the “hoot, hoot”
right at the end – I think I needed the new waistband to “fit” in. I think that’s the bit I like the most.

Material Notes

wool skirt from op shop and acrylic blend knit from seconds store




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Cotton, Wool

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    Oct 5, 2011, 10.59 AMby nocjestciemna

    oh, I like the skirt remake and lovely top (and your tights as well)!

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      Oct 24, 2011, 07.45 AMby nookie

      THanks – it’s my favourite skirt. The stockings are from Italy!

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    Aug 22, 2010, 04.53 PMby domestic-divaonline

    I’m glad to hear someone else say this. I’ve traced many of my purchased knit tops because when I buy knit patterns they don’t quite fit. Yours turned out perfectly!

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      Aug 23, 2010, 11.56 AMby nookie

      Thanks. Making knit tops has been a breeze since I did this as I don’t have to worry about the fit any more. I am learning how to draft my own bodice\skirt\pants in an effort to make more fitted clothing easier

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