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Bra Top

by rockabillykitten on June 23, 2013 · 7 comments

in 1950s

I love the look of PUG’s bra tops but was not OK with spending $60 on one item of clothing. So I decided to make one. I also had some super cute new clip on earings and Bakelite that I wanted to match up with an outfit. So my stripe-y creation was born! If you want to read more about the complete outfit check it out here!

Bra Top-

I wanted it to look something like this: (not in polka dots)

 

And I got something that looked like this: (What do you think?)

The Facts
Fabric: Kona heavy cotton. $7 a yard.
Lining- Same as the outter construction.
Pattern: McCalls 6350. I love this pattern because you can select your cup size. Why haven’t other companies picked up on this??
Year: modern pattern.
Notions: zipper that separates, boning, bias tape (I had to use some because I got in a jam with the hem).
Changes: Well, I did not make it dress :) and added thicker straps.

I followed the manufacturers details pretty much to the T. I added about 3 inches to the length of the bodice. The added 3 inches was still not enough. Therefore I added the bias tape to hem the bottom of the top. When it came to adding the zipper I made a mistake and already understiched the very top of the, well top. So the zipper needed some magic (some shoving and pinning). It ended up just fine. The zipper top pokes me a little, but I am working on softening it up.

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Colette Jasmine

by rockabillykitten on August 8, 2012 · 3 comments

in Shirts

I finally finished my Colette Jasmine shirt! I first put a much too heavy of a collar on the shirt and it looked just awful. I ended up picking it off and going to a much lighter nylon. I am happy I did, the look came out great. In this desert heat, this shirt is great to wear!

Next time I would make the collar a tad wider. Due to my football player shoulders the collar looks a bit small in contrast. The shirt looks great tucked in, untucked, with a skirt, or with pants.  I was a bit too fluffy to wear it tucked in on the shirts debut, so I wore it untucked with cigarette pants. More about it here.

 

Please ignore the goofy face, I had just finished a 9 hour drive!

 

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I feel like I have been gone forever! Mid July we went on a mini vacation/wedding of a cousin and I have been nonstop since! Making my classroom ready for a new year is consuming my time! I wish it was sewing that was taking me away! Anywho- for the wedding/vacation I wanted a new dress to wear. I decided on a “new” Vintage Vogue 8789 pattern. The fabric was a steal at $1 a yard and I was ready to go! It was my second dress matching lines in a chevron. The pattern was relatively easy. Check out all my dorky pictures and details here!

 

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I need some help with the Simplicity 3748 retro shorts. They came out just awful! They look great until I put them on and then they are a hot mess and a 1/2. This was a “practice” set made from some free material, but I am still upset at how they turned out. I am not sure if I need to extend the seat or what (they kinda ride up, if you know what I mean). The short leg-holes are so wide I could become a flying-squirrel with them! I have made the bolero in this set and adore it, I was hoping for the same result with the shorts. I was wondering if anyone out there has attempted to make these before. Any help would be great.

This is a picture of the pattern:

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