Tuesday, 23 August 2011

It's curtains for the top

Do you remember these bark cloth curtains I got from a car boot sale a few months ago?


I've used them to make this top.
Before I started it I was worried that the fabric may be too thick for the pleats on the neckline, but they've come out really well.

24 comments:

  1. You've made an awesome top and it looks perfect over jeans.
    Anne xx

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  2. I just love that fabric itd be great in patchwork, hope you kept the scraps! Heather x

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  3. Gorgeous result adn something I'd totally wear! x

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  4. Just catching up with you last few posts.
    LOVE this top ...could be a mini dress ...very sixties :0)
    Your other top is lovely too, I'm in awe of your bias binding ...got to make some for my mini quilt and not looking forward to it...will try your method.
    Love all the thrifted fabrics you use and that tree in summer rhyme is great....I didn't know it and will show the boys next time we are out for a walk :0)
    Jacquie x

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  5. Wow wee, that looks absolutely awesome..........love the fabric and just love, love, love the little pleaty things at the front. Looks great over jeans.

    Your new machine is certainly getting a workout...........I wonder what you will whip up next?
    Did you buy the pattern or get it online?

    Claire :}

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  6. Hi Claire,
    The pattern was out of Prima magazine. I altered it a bit as it was for a more tapered dress with a split up the back and I wanted to wear it over jeans.

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  7. Hi, thank you for popping by, i love your top, very retro, the colours are just lovely.Well done.xx

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  8. Very clever use of fabric. Well done!

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  9. The fabric is perfect for this top, I hope you have lots of enjoyment wearing it

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  10. I love it! Looks really lovely with jeans. Well done. x

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  11. Oh beautiful fabric - and love what you've done with it! Very nice.

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  12. Yes I do remember, and yes it looks awesome! From my blog page I have a thumbnail of your current post and from this view your fabric looked like a crochet rug..... which made me think, this design and colour scheme would make a stunning crochet piece ???

    Take care xx

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  13. I really, really, Really love it!, what a transformation!! was the pattern in this months Prima or have I missed it? x
    Sophie

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  14. I remember these curtains, cos' I adored them!

    You have done a FANTASTIC job Georgia! Your new top is fabulous. I love it!
    Hope you're still getting on well with your new sewing machine?

    Have a great bank holiday weekend Georgia, and take care,
    Love Donna

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  15. I love bark cloth and it's so hard to find. That tunic is too fab!

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  16. Oh it's beautiful! What a gorgeous tunic it's made. I bet the weight of the fabric means it hangs really nicely too.

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  17. How totally brilliant! I bought some gorgeous fabric from a car boot recentley, but nothing will get rid of the "old lady " smell from it. xx

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  18. very Retro!

    re. your comment on my blog-a magic salt pig...so the man at the pottery museum told us in his broken English...has salt inside, the hole looks quite big underneaath but it gets quite narrow as it forms a tube inside. when you shake the pig salt sprinkles out...like magic!
    xxx

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  19. Wow, I love this! Very pretty and stylish.

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