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Hannah's Bambi top from leftovers

Added Apr 14, 2009

by hannnc

Newcastle, Austr...






I used leftovers from my Anda dress to experiment with elastic shirring. My first rows are not as nice as the bottom ones, and i learnt how stabbing the elastic by accident ruins the entire effect!

I kept this as a halter, ignoring the criss-cross (as i had insufficient material for ‘wings’) and have used this as a pj top.

I REALLY wanted pics outside but it was dark before Jake got home.
However, for fun, i decided to photoshop me onto Nobbys Beach (Newcastle NSW Australia) and I found my old Pasha Bulka photos from the floods in June 2007 (the most publicity we’ve had probably haha). That big red washed up on Nobbys shore during the storms, attracting massive crowds for weeks while it was stuck!

Material Notes

Leftovers from my last Anda creation (gingham) & elastic




Summer, Spring
Garment Type


Burda’s Bambi

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    Oct 8, 2010, 01.00 AMby pedal2carpet

    Nice to see the Pasha in a fashion shoot on Burda Style. MAde me chuckle. Good photos, helpful to see where it is low cut

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    May 5, 2009, 01.41 PMby bola

    Looks great! I thought you had attached that cream bit of material as part of the top at the front, but it’s actually another top you have underneath, i really like the look! makes me want to try this out!bx

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    Apr 26, 2009, 08.00 AMby hannnc

    hi there :) i copied the lines with chalk of where the elastic should go on the fabric,and then locked the presser foot on the tip of the elastic, did a zig zag stitch over the top of the elastic – without hitting it or it will ruin the shirring effect! and fed the elastic through, lining it up as it went.It seemed to work fine :) my top was from ‘scrap’ so i didn’t mind if i ruined it, but you could practise to make sure you know what you’re doing. When i do it again i want to make a how-to, just to add another explaination to the site for those confused (like i was!).

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    Apr 25, 2009, 08.58 AMby pinkgalagirl

    For the shirring, did you use a zig zag stitch straddling the elastic or straight stitch between the elastic rows? I’m trying to figure it out for my own bambi top!

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    Apr 15, 2009, 01.13 AMby fummer

    Cute top, but more so you have really great hair.

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    Apr 14, 2009, 05.34 PMby nattyjane

    Cute! And that’s some fun photoshopping!

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    Apr 14, 2009, 01.50 PMby camilaustral

    you look very nice, i like it!

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    Apr 14, 2009, 11.22 AMby wzrdreams

    You did a great job!

    Thank you for showing the side view. It’s nice to see the actual coverage of this top.

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    Apr 14, 2009, 06.33 AMby lizah

    very cute top!

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