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not a proper creation...

Added Mar 7, 2009

by bussey

***, Italy






…just a little idea for all those short girls that have ALWAYS to shorten standard trousers. My last purchase (at the market, second-hand Moschino for 1 euro) being a subtle herringbone gave me the idea: why not sewing the left hem parts to get a matching narrow tie? But (as often happens with me) I was more able with theory than with practice: undoing the hem damaged my stuff (it tended to become fringes, if you can undestand what I mean) so I founded myself with less material than needed, and doubling it was tricky. Maybe I can use it as a shoestring, not as a tie…

Material Notes

bargain Moschino trousers, subtle black and white herringbone, 80%wool, 18% nylon, 2% elastam, poly thread





me for ideas and consequent fabric damages, my husband for the pics, all you girls for encouraging

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    Mar 12, 2009, 09.46 PMby normalgirl

    I love this idea! I am a shorty and love using every scrap too! Thanks for the fun inspiration.

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    Mar 8, 2009, 12.17 PMby jem1022

    Its so chic that it reminds me of some helmut newton photo I saw years ago… stunning…. :)

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    Mar 8, 2009, 08.49 AMby claireissewing

    Amazingly chic and fashionable outfit. I especially love the tie in the main picture.

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    Mar 7, 2009, 10.00 AMby dressdummy

    Oh! I absolutely love it in both versions! It looks adorable as the bow tie and equally adorable as the hanging tie, so don’t worry! Your unintended consequences have turned out positive, and the entire outfit is so cute and sassy.

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    Mar 7, 2009, 08.11 AMby sewdelightful

    I really like it as a bow tie. If you sewed the bow tie in place so it always stayed perfect, then you could make the back close with a snap or button that will hide under a collar of a shirt and then you will have that cute bow to put on in a jiffy anytime! (oh, now I think I want to make one too! :)
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