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Anchor Bubble Pants and Floaty Crop Top

Added Aug 25, 2013

by Trudy McGrath

Somewhere, Ireland






Another version of my self-drafted bubble pants seen previously here http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/bubble-pants—2

This time I used and existing Burda pattern in case somebody else wants to make one too, so it is easier to follow for a beginner. I used the Marlene Trousers 02/2013 #130 but I dropped all the pockets and waistband. Instead I added and extra 15-17 cm on each sides of the pants (outside not between the legs) and also added an extra 10cm to the waist (to make it high-waist ) I cut the legs short, I think mine is about 90cm long (I mean the trousers of course :) )

As for the waistband, I simply used a standard 8cm wide waistband, nothing fancy.

The top is made from a 50 cm long and a 120 or 140 cm wide rectangular shaped cotton crepe.
I was just messing around to be honest, I cut a hole for the neckline and folded the fabric on me under the bust to get the darts seen on the pictures. I cut the front of the bodice shorter than the back, kind of like a fishtail version of a skirt :)

The images may not do justice but the outfit looks striking on and super cute.

For hemming curved edges without the pain and twisty hems, please visit this website (not my blog just for interest):

Summer is over in Ireland by the way :S




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    Aug 26, 2013, 01.25 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Nice outfit! well done:)

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    Aug 25, 2013, 11.29 PMby Cristina Staicu

    C’est tres chic! Looks French to me :) Really really nice outfit and I love the match with the red shoes! xx

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    Aug 25, 2013, 08.10 PMby puffinlove

    I like the way you play around to get the shapes you want – another great outfit!

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      Aug 25, 2013, 08.50 PMby Trudy McGrath

      That’s kind of the japanese way, I read a few publications by Tomoko Nakamichi…the secret is in simplicity. I mean this top is nowhere near Nakamichi’s technique but based on simple but ingenious ideas. Forgot to add that the hemming is quite difficult, it gets twisted very often when sewing curved edges, here is a brilliant tutorial to learn how to hem curved edges if you’re interested, (not my blog) http://www.coletterie.com/tutorials-tips-tricks/tutorial-hemming-a-curved-edge-by-machine

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    Aug 25, 2013, 07.48 PMby Phronimos

    This is so cool! Your messing around worked out amazing!

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      Aug 25, 2013, 08.00 PMby Trudy McGrath

      :) it just happened :D thank you so much!

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