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Moss & Spy capture

Added Mar 11, 2012

by freakusbzzz

Canberra, Australia






My mum took me into her current favourite designer store; Moss and Spy and I saw a top I really liked but didn’t think would suit me.
She urged me to try it on and it was fantastic except a little short in the height and I was worried the elastic pulling under my ribcage would rip the fragile fabric.
Plus I felt bad she was going to spend $300 on me!

I had a coupel of metres of black georgette in my stash anyway so tried to replicate it myself. I snuch back to the store a second time just to check out the shape and design details.and trotted off to buy some lacce for the egdes.

I did a toile in cotton voile and then made it up and after washing realized how much it shrinks! So REDO! Luckily I hadn’t sewn on the lace in version 1, I was just washing out the stabilizer.

I made it a couple of centimetres longer in the body for the second just to be sure it was sitting on my waist and not too high up.

I love it except I didn’t have anything that it would go with until last week. It only looks good with slim ftting pants or skirt.

Material Notes

Tessuti Black silk georgette
Saigon Fabrics guippure lace


Summer, Spring
Bohemian, Casual, Classic
Lace/Sequins, Silk

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    Mar 16, 2012, 11.13 PMby domestic-divaonline

    Love this! It looks wonderful on you. I bring my camera with me when I shop in case I see something I want to copy. Just hate spending too much money on clothing. You did so well! You now have the top you liked at a reduced price and you get to say “I made it!”

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    Mar 16, 2012, 11.27 AMby sewtessuti

    Such a beautiful top, well done! the contrast of the guipure lace on the black georgette is so striking.

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    Mar 14, 2012, 04.20 PMby turtlegirl00

    wow!!! gorgeous blouse! a timeless piece that looks fab on you—way to go!

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    Mar 12, 2012, 02.36 AMby kelepso

    Great interpretation!

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    Mar 12, 2012, 12.30 AMby schnui

    Absolutely beautiful!! You look great in this top and it looks great with your white skinny jeans. This is definitely a favourite for me.

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    Mar 11, 2012, 10.39 PMby Timea Schmidt

    This looks amazing! And wow, you are beautiful!

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    Mar 11, 2012, 08.05 PMby infinite-plus-one

    I really like this! (:

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    Mar 11, 2012, 02.29 PMby skeeler

    Great top — I love the geometry of the lace — better than what you were replicating I think….

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      Mar 12, 2012, 11.21 AMby pambox

      The geometry of the lace – that’s exactly the right description. I was trying to think of how to describe why it’s so great, your phrase is absolutely right.

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    Mar 11, 2012, 01.49 PMby mixtlii

    It’s very pretty!

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    Mar 11, 2012, 01.23 PMby HeidiN

    oh, I like it!!!

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