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A New & Old Halter Top

My latest creation is using a modern pattern (c.2007) but my fabric is something my Mom bought to make clothes for me when I was a little girl. I think I had a shirt made out of this same fabric when I was three or four, so I’m guessing this fabric is close to 30 years old. Its a bright, sunny yellow with tiny strawberry vines and blue and white flowers all over it. Here’s a close-up of it.

The pattern I used was Butterick’s 5011, view A. Its a simple halter top that ties behind the neck, has ties to go around the back of the waist, and just pulls on over your head. Construction was really simple, but I did run into an issue at the end which required me to rip out some stitches and make some changes. You can head over to my sewing blog and read more about it there.

Here’s the finished shirt, with my dog showing her approval.

There’s more photos on my blog.

About the author: I am a mostly self-taught sewer in Lancaster, CA, with an interest in 40’s and 50’s fashions, as well as some 80’s looks. I also do graphic design and WordPress set-ups and customization.

{ 2 comments… add one }
  • lunefantasy September 4, 2012, 2:19 am

    It’s a modern pattern but with your flare jeans, your look is so 70’s !

    • Deb September 4, 2012, 7:24 pm

      LOL That didn’t even occur to me!

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