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White cotton summer top with Green stripe shorts

Added Aug 1, 2010

by calicia-1

Montego Bay, Jam...




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One of the benefits of knowing how to create your own pattern is seeing something in a store or online and making one yourself for little or nothing. I had the picture of this blouse in my file for some time (maybe 3 yrs) and then one day, I went in a store and saw this thin off-white stripe material. It was also pretty cheap, think it stayed there without anyone knowing the potential that it had, I snapped it up and went home and when I went through some old pics, I knew what I was going to make with it.

Sorry that only one pic is available. I gave away the shorts because they got a little too small however I still own the top which ALSO does not fit and have to be re-made in the future.

I lined the blouse because the material was thin, again after examining it recently, I knew that the best thing would have been to shirr the back to give it more ease and stretch.

The shorts were my FAVORITE. I actually love both items but I especially love green, I had the material laying about because I was thinking it was too stiff for a shirt but too thin for shorts however after walking in some stores, I realized that shorts material didn’t have to be denim thick to be sewn so I came home and completed this.

….and both of them would have to be redone…sigh

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    Dec 5, 2011, 11.24 PMby seasidelaundry

    Hand-me-down shorts went to one lucky person! This top is so very cute!

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    Feb 14, 2011, 03.08 AMby dejanu

    That top is very pretty and also looks AMAZING on you! I only wish it was warm enough here in February for me to wear it!

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    Sep 5, 2010, 07.03 AMby mbrizz

    Great top and the shorts are good too. Well done!

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    Aug 2, 2010, 03.46 PMby tamezdc

    Adorable blouse!!

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    Aug 1, 2010, 11.16 PMby calicia-1

    Thanx girls!! now I REALLY want to make them both over…

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    Aug 1, 2010, 05.43 PMby lunachick

    Sweet getup… love the frills!!

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    Aug 1, 2010, 03.13 PMby magdamagda

    i love the whole look! the top is just perfectly flirtatious and the shorts are perfectly cool!!!!:D

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    Aug 1, 2010, 06.36 AMby flowergirl22

    that is so pretty,, well done

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