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Embroidered Tara---Recycled

Added Apr 8, 2008

by nuiwida23

Portland, Maine,...






I made the Tara top out of two old pillowcases that my mom had tossed into the rag bin. I was like, “Wait, I can use those!” I only had 1/2" elastic, instead of 1/4" so I couldn’t fit it into the casing. So I put on my thinking cap and TADA! Contrasting bias tape! To balance out the black and add prettiness I embroidered the hem and the sleeves. I am in anticipation for warm weather so I can wear my cute summer top!

Material Notes

Two old pillowcases




Garment Type



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    Jul 20, 2010, 11.06 AMby karenlg

    this is beautiful.

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    Nov 26, 2008, 03.28 PMby ichigogirl

    Really cute, and I just love the story behind it. Hope you got to wear it a lot this summer (said by someone who lives where summer is totally unpredictable…)!

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    Aug 19, 2008, 05.39 PMby pixelpusher

    LOVE it. So cute, and gotta love it when someone asks “oh my goh, what a cute top, where’d you get it?!?!” and you respond.. “oh, the rag bin…. laaadeedaa…”

    Now I need to get sewing before summer is over!!

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    Apr 25, 2008, 09.51 PMby camilaustral

    first of all, you are gorgeous and i love your hair, i want to cut it like you :P and the top fits you awesome-ly, now i really want to try this pattern, and yours look so much better than the one on the model ;), did you altered it?

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    Apr 10, 2008, 08.35 AMby flowerhead

    Great job! I really like the contrasting elastic casing, nice touch.

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    Apr 9, 2008, 08.27 AMby lxandra

    I like the creation! looks good on you, too!

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    Apr 9, 2008, 05.27 AMby sushi

    :) another recycle :) really pretty! and it suits u perfect!!

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    Apr 9, 2008, 01.46 AMby susisonne

    Your top looks beautiful! Suits you perfect.

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    Apr 9, 2008, 01.38 AMby lauriana

    Like Polychromatin, I never really liked the Tara pattern, but your version looks great and it suits you very well. Great job!

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    Apr 8, 2008, 11.37 PMby fashion1

    beautiful! I love the pink – black color combination!

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    Apr 8, 2008, 08.07 PMby wstnat

    that pink really suits your skin colour and it’s such a pretty looking blouse on you too. it’s very very cute.

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    Apr 8, 2008, 05.13 PMby maya511

    love it!!! i just downloaded the pattern…

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    Apr 8, 2008, 02.41 PMby antigone

    This is so pretty! You look great in it! I like the contrast of the bias tape, and the embroidery is adorable! And it’s a pretty darn gorgeous recycling job! (I steal out of my mom’s “get rid of” stash, too! tee-hee…… if she only knew!……….)

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    Apr 8, 2008, 02.12 PMby nikkiclare68

    Very cool! I love the stitching on the sleeves & hem. Nice job, again.

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    Apr 8, 2008, 02.05 PMby polychromatin

    This looks really nice! You did a great job :) I don’t really like the “original” Tara top, but yours looks really cute :)

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