Upcycled linen top

Added Dec 9, 2011

by jennyrecorder

Perth, Australia

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Description

I have two linen suits , beautiful, but the tops have always been too tight under the arms. They were both like the brown one in the picture. I cut the armholes bigger and put contrasting bias on the raw edge, then added floaty sleeves and a waist band, all in the same contrasting striped linen fabric. The whole business was pretty fiddly, especially as I had never used bias binding, let alone made my own before! I’m pretty pleased with the result and I now have a top I can use both with it’s matching skirt, but also other trousers.

Material Notes

Striped linen fabric. Bias binding made of the same material.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Tops
Style
Classic
Material
Linen

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    Dec 18, 2011, 07.06 PMby Irina Schwab

    gorgeous, you turned that top into something angelic! wow

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      Dec 20, 2011, 02.24 AMby jennyrecorder

      Thanks, I’m going to do the brown top too, but next time I will make the sleeves fuller circled so they “flop” better, we learn by our mistakes :)

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    Dec 9, 2011, 09.34 PMby janul

    very nice, I love linen.

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