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Top and Tail

Added Mar 6, 2010

by freakusbzzz

Canberra, Australia






A complete outfit hooray!
I think I’ll actually wear this too, way too many things made but will never be worn,

Red jersey copy of a top I loved but stretched when I was pregnant. First copy of something I’ve done and I think I’’m 90% happy with it. I find sewing jersey biding on very tricky, the needle moves to the edge too much.
Pattern shape: I’ll make the armholes near the front a little deeper next time and might skip the midriff section and just make the ruffled bust section longer.

I bought this fabric a few years ago,, it was quite cheap too.. very sheer with embroidered roses on it.
Did one underla layer and a layer of lining cause my knickers were showing still!
Pleated around the waist with a thin waistband. I just bought some very similar fabric last week but with red bos sewn on and about 5x more expensive. Might make one for my mum.

(and no it doesn’t have pockets, my hand is hidden in a fold)

Material Notes

Top Jesey knit
Skirt bemsilk lining with embroidered organza.




Garment Type
Casual, Romantic
Knits/Jersey, Organza

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    Mar 14, 2010, 09.08 PMby littlelupin

    haha that’s clever with the pockets. i was about to ask!

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    Mar 10, 2010, 08.47 AMby lybu

    Nice outfit

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    Mar 6, 2010, 05.04 PMby smallone

    90% happy! that top is wonderful …if that were me I’d be like 120% happy :)

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    Mar 6, 2010, 04.26 PMby cquinn13

    so pretty! i absolutely love both items, but especially the top. and the skirt fabric is soooo pretty!

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    Mar 6, 2010, 03.51 PMby scheryka

    LOVE LOVE LOVE>>>I want one! Are the gathers along the middrift a seperate piece? Red is such a beautiful color on you. You are very pretty and remind me of Anne.

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    Mar 6, 2010, 10.21 AMby emilyhale

    That top is stunning, well done.

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    Mar 6, 2010, 07.50 AMby almresl

    This outfit is wonderful. I like especially the details of the top.

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    Mar 6, 2010, 07.27 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    I love the top the most, super cute and red looks great on you, well done on making a whole outfit that you love :)

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