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Project Runway Competition - The Purple Beachsuit

Added Sep 22, 2010

by zabtopher

Chicago, United ...






This is the first time I upload a project on Burdastyle, for the competition. I’ve known that website for a long time but I never joined… This was the occasion!

I made an outfit for my sister, out of another outfit from our aunt : High waisted shorts and a wrap crop top, closing with hook and eye.
I used the bottom of the original skirt for the bottom of the top, and made a rose with the rest of it…
My sister doesn’t really like the colour, so I tried to spice it up a little with pink and orange topstitching.

I used an iron for the facings and interfacing (in the belt), for the pockets and bust/waist darts, to open the seams and for general appearance.(Even though it’s not obvious on the pictures: linen is terrible for that! After wearing it for like an hour, all the wrinkles come back! )

Material Notes

Linen, zipper, thread, self-covered button, hook and eye.




Garment Type

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    Sep 30, 2010, 01.07 AMby Zane Tanqueco

    what a BIG LEAP from the old look!=) Nice job!

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    Sep 28, 2010, 07.27 PMby masty

    Amazing change, the result is perfect.

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    Sep 27, 2010, 03.49 PMby lisa7661

    I love the top, did you use a pattern or did you design it yourself?

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      Sep 27, 2010, 09.52 PMby zabtopher

      Thank you! No I didn’t. I wanted to make a waistcoat, but it wasn’t nice, and finally that’s how it turned out!
      I used a pattern for the shorts though.

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    Sep 27, 2010, 02.05 PMby artemis-ivorywings

    i have to tell you, whoever your photographer is, does a great job!

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    Sep 27, 2010, 02.04 PMby helluvaguy

    Very nice revision. It turned out nicely. I especially like the top with the overlaping bust parts. And the flower is such a good detail.

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    Sep 27, 2010, 01.59 PMby kelepso

    What a transformation!

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    Sep 27, 2010, 01.55 PMby claudinka

    This is a very good example of how you can make a nice, sexy-looking outfit out of a horrible boring “something” without any fit by using your imagination and a sewing machine! Well done! Wish I would be that good in recycling!

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