Added Jun 28, 2010
This top is a recon from vintage pillowcases my Mother-in-Law gave me.
The bust of this top gave me so many problems. The top is lined since the fabric is so thin and I used pattern pieces from a dress pattern I have to make the bust pieces. Even though I enlarged the pattern it still didn’t come out quite right. It was supposed to connect at the top in the back but didn’t so I made fabric covered elastic straps to bridge the gap, which means I can’t wear a bra with it unless I wear something over it. I think I may have done my gathers in the bust too tight and it took out too much of the extra room I needed.
As for the rest of the top, I used the decorative edge of the pillowcases to make the bodice piece under the bust. It buttons in the back and flows open underneath.
Overall I like the way the top came out. I just wish it looked as nice on me as it does my dress form, even though it won’t button on her. I may try making something with a similar bust again to see if I can get it work. Any tips anyone can give would be greatly appreciated.
2 Vintage Pillowcases
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