Wednesday, June 12, 2013


I bought this top for $5 a few months ago (it is inside out here) and I LOVED the colour and the gold sequinned cross on the front. What I did not love was the big sloppy nothing shape on me. So first chance I got (I had a concert to see last Thursday - Killing Joke if anyone is interested and there is a photo here from Scene Street Magazine where we made it in print!)I made the necessary changes. If you look closely you can see the shape of the change by the pins outlining the shape to make some arm holes and give some shape.
I used an outline from the pattern in the bottom left of this sewing magazine my German girlfriend brought back from Germany last year. I couldn't find my french curve ruler so had to use something. She also brought back some Simplicity pattern magazines and another one I think I can't remember the name of. I really like this issue - lots of really nice simple shapes. Of course they are like Burda pattern sheets (and the instructions are in German). The neck was still so big I had to put a pleat in the neckline so it stays on my shoulders. 

With the cut outs, I making a skirt for my friend's little girl.. she'll love the sparkles.. it could be a boob tube for someone who is pretty tiny, but I con't know anyone like that! I'll put a photo of the top when I get a photo. I really like this top now and it is a fun wear.

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