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Hovering over the trash bin

Added Apr 11, 2012

by freakusbzzz

Canberra, Australia






This top started off as a basic stretch long sleeved top, but it looked a little baggy around the shoulder area so I hacked it off from the shoulders down and it was a little sloppy and didn’t think it would stay up after adding the heavy ruffle. It was very very close to being trashed.

I persued with it and put the ruffle on and I have to say I am very happy with it.

I can’t brag enough about this fabric though, I have 3 previous tops made from this. It’s a viscose spandex stretch called Orbit and it washed brilliantly and doesn’t stretch out of shape.
Luckily Tessuti’s have heaps of colours in stock. I’ll be grabbing lots more.


This embroidered silk started off as a bustier dress (my boobs were too small) and I had a bit left over to still make a skirt so did so. Very basic pleats but I’ll wear it alot.

Thanks to my 5 year old for taking the photos , he took around 300 to get these!

Material Notes

Oribt pale pink stretch from tessuti.com.au
Embroidered silk from fabric store in sydney




Fall, Spring
Garment Type
Knits/Jersey, Silk

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    Aug 31, 2012, 12.42 PMby KorytnikAlina

    Top Magnificent)))

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    Apr 14, 2012, 05.20 PMby domestic-divaonline

    Not only does this shirt stay up, it does it superbly. Wonderful idea to add the ruffle!

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    Apr 12, 2012, 01.39 PMby kstyled

    WOW ! You look like a dancer !!! I’m glad you kept this OUT of the trash !!!

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    Apr 11, 2012, 03.32 PMby fashionfreek

    Beautiful. Goes really well with your great figure. Glad you pursued with the top..it does look great. Credit goes out to your five year old too..he did a great job capturing five good shots:-D All the best to you:-D

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    Apr 11, 2012, 11.38 AMby safiab123

    Very nice, always fun to see a new project from you, Thanks

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    Apr 11, 2012, 04.15 AMby Adriana Orozco

    YOU LOOK…………WONDERFULL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the top is just divine, I really love the off shoulders with the small gather trim, so femenine!!! and with your figure…..it really is perfect. The skirt is also very nice and the 2 pieces match up very nicely!! A good photographer you have!!!! much love to you three!!!

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    Apr 11, 2012, 03.45 AMby turtlegirl00

    love it and love the skirt!

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    Apr 11, 2012, 02.39 AMby schnui

    Really nice outfit. Did you use the Lydia T-shirt pattern?? I have and found the neck line was a bit baggy on me, so you have given me a great idea on fixing up the top.

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      Apr 11, 2012, 03.07 AMby freakusbzzz

      I used my own stretch top pattern, the first time I made a top with it I hadn’t pre washed it and it shrank to the perfect size.
      This time the fabric was pre washed.
      I just trimmed my pattern a cm on the shoulders and arm holes and it should be fine now.

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