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Pink and Blue Waxed Cotton Peplum Top

Added Nov 1, 2012

by Stelle H

Alabama, Alabama...






This is the second top I’ve made from this pattern. The first was also made in waxed cotton and had sleeves but because the fabric has no stretch I couldn’t raise my arms – therefore I removed the sleeves on this one and did a combination armhole and neckline facing.
The photos were taken pre-wash, hence the fabric appearing stiff.

This is only my third project so I have plenty to learn!



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    Mar 7, 2013, 12.45 PMby jolily

    Lovely Stella!

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    Nov 11, 2012, 11.07 PMby Gabriela Alejandra

    wow!!!! gorgeus work!!! I love the fabric!!!! looks cool and sophisticated!!

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    Nov 11, 2012, 09.01 PMby Mary Athey

    its a lovely top. i’ve never heard of waxed cotton?? x

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      Nov 12, 2012, 10.52 AMby Stelle H

      Thanks! People also call it ankara fabric. It’s typically made for the West African market and is traditionally made by imprinting patterns on fabric with melted wax and copper rollers. It’s similar to the batiks worn in Indonesia.

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