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lace curtaining and antique orange buttons in a greenhouse

Added Apr 5, 2011

by mahaila

Berlin, Germany






THE SKIRT: I really like to use curtaining, so I layered some lace curtaining for this high waisted skirt.

THE TOP: Ever since purchasing these Bakelite orange buttons at an antique show I have been waiting to add them to a garment. I finally took the leap and used them on this top. I added a flounce to the waistline (I will be using these more often) and closed the top with some small buttons.

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Material Notes

lace curtaining; Bakelite buttons, navy blend




Garment Type
Casual, Classic
Blends, Lace/Sequins

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    Apr 6, 2011, 03.07 AMby Zyanya Walker

    this whole outfit is so gorgeous! I have been wanting to make a blouse just like that for a couple of month. So elegant. and i love the curtain lace too i have a big collection :)

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      Apr 6, 2011, 06.32 AMby mahaila

      Yeah, my curtain collection is ever growing too! Thanks for the lovely comment.

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    Apr 6, 2011, 01.19 AMby seasidelaundry

    Perfect setting to display this beautiful little set. Your skills draw attention to all the right places. Dainty, yet shouts of springtime in the most natural way!

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      Apr 6, 2011, 06.37 AMby mahaila

      WOW! Thanks for the comment, I really appreciate it! I am totally loving your teddy bears, particularly Phileas. The old cashmere wool coat works a treat with the little fellow.

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    Apr 6, 2011, 12.49 AMby imogens

    What goregous style you have – very creative!

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      Apr 6, 2011, 06.40 AMby mahaila

      Thanks! I am really loving your Frivolous with Flounces project. I was thinking about making something similar, but with a big bow instead, but perhaps you have convinced me to have a crack at the flounce. Thanks again!

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    Apr 5, 2011, 05.53 PMby wonderlandalys

    What a cute outfit! I love the contrasting buttons. The lace skirt is just beautiful and the flounces on the shirt are really flattering. Well done.

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      Apr 6, 2011, 06.55 AMby mahaila

      Thanks! I really love those buttons. I also like the dresses you have made. Very sweet!

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    Apr 5, 2011, 01.46 PMby turtlegirl00

    I love both top and skirt! great idea on curtains—I have tons since we moved from town to country… now my wheels are spinning!

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      Apr 6, 2011, 06.53 AMby mahaila

      Thanks! I love using curtains and I am sure you will too!

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    Apr 5, 2011, 09.33 AMby charlotteauzou

    The pictures are great and your style too !

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      Apr 6, 2011, 06.48 AMby mahaila

      Thanks! and I like your style too!

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    Apr 5, 2011, 09.19 AMby tudorrose69

    Very feminine and quite clever! Excellent job.

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      Apr 6, 2011, 06.47 AMby mahaila

      Thanks for the comment. I like that your projects are your children. Definitely beats all the sewing projects.

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    Apr 5, 2011, 07.58 AMby dottty

    I love that you used curtains, I do the same, both the skirt and top look fantastic jj:)x

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      Apr 6, 2011, 06.51 AMby mahaila

      Thanks! Curtains are definitely a good way to go. I like the dress that you made from the floral curtains. I agree, a problem with them is that they can be too thick. But they definitely make a unique outfit. thanks again

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      Apr 6, 2011, 08.15 AMby dottty

      Thats kind of you thanks, my photo was awful and didnt do the dress any favours at all, I have some net curtaining so maybe i will do something with that soon jj:)x

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