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Old skirt = New top

Added Jan 10, 2011

by henniem

Bristol, United ...




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I’ve had a skirt for years that i never worn but bought it because i loved the fabric. Didn’t think it really suited me so decided to use the fabric for something else and ended up making this top – What do you think?

Material Notes

Piping cord
Elasticated thread/smocking




Garment Type

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    Jan 12, 2011, 07.00 PMby victorialeigh

    love it!

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    Jan 11, 2011, 12.18 PMby henniem

    Oh..as for the assymtric pieces..i just used the patterns pieces, made them a bit larger, cut them and stitched them together..probably not the way to do it but it worked.. ;)

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    Jan 11, 2011, 12.14 PMby henniem

    Thanks for all your lovely comments – i really enjoyed making it and far happier with this than the skirt.. The pattern i used is Burda 7829 ( http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/patterns/sewingpatterns.pl?patternid=17451 ) which is a dress (and in the right fabric, is luverly too) but left it short – For the ‘skirt’ on the top, i just cut out lots of half circles and attatched to the bottom of the top. The pattern has got a zip at the back but didn’t want that so cut that piece out as one large piece instead and made a smock detail at the back….and then made the two small bows on the straps… tadaa!! LOL

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    Jan 11, 2011, 06.38 AMby mixtlii

    It’s so cute, you look like a ballet dancer!

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    Jan 10, 2011, 10.06 PMby alexus1325

    I friggin love it! I want it! LOL! You did an awesome job. I love the asymmetry, it counteracts the sweetness with a little funk :D

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    Jan 10, 2011, 09.10 PMby Ruffles Gazebo

    super cute! great job! i also agree with the comment above…make the patterns?

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    Jan 10, 2011, 08.42 PMby marlalalalere

    It’s great, and you were right to keep it for the fabric. Is it a pattern of you own?

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