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Aztec Top with Purple Skirt

Added Jan 25, 2011

by emilywirt

Athens, Georgia,...






I found this aztec fabric online at fabrics.com, and as I am a sucker for ethnic prints, I bought yards and yards of it. I made this tank by simply tracing a tank I already owned and fitting it as I went. I surged the edges of the tank (this was while I was working for a sewing class – free access to surging, how I miss it!).

This skirt was originally a pair of big, strange, purple shorts. I thought the detail with the buttons at the top was very cute, so I decided to take it apart below the belt and make a skirt out of it. I really like these two items together.

Note: The skirt is the item for sale in my shop, not the top. I’m much too attached to the top.

This product is for sale
By emilywirt at emwi

Material Notes

Top: 100% cotton knit
Skirt: 60% polyester, 40% cotton




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Ethnic, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Blends

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    Apr 22, 2011, 08.53 AMby shelley .

    I fell in love with the fabric two, it’s a great outfit :)

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    Feb 18, 2011, 04.12 PMby PeaceLoveTrees

    The fabric is beautiful!

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    Jan 25, 2011, 11.10 PMby ellohdesign

    ahh i’m drooling over the fabric for the top!

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      Jan 31, 2011, 04.07 PMby emilywirt

      Yeah I love this fabric. I still have some left so I have to figure out what to make with it. Originally I wanted to make some sleep shorts, so I could have a cutesy tank and short combo with this fabric.

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