Making a Top from a Dress!

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Here I am, looking totally awkward and not sure how to stand (and I think the result may be that I look a bit accidentally smug) in my new Tshirt, that I made from an old maxidress!

I had this dress, all silky and sunny, made from gorgeous fabric. I bought it about 6 years ago, I wore it once. Once, and a photo was taken of me in it. I looked pregnant, pasty and podgy. I was not a fan. Ever since, when I go to put on the dress again, I saw that it just didn’t suit me. I kept it for a while, thinking that one day, when I’m thinner and tanned on holiday somewhere, it will look amazing. Well I’m still waiting for that day and to be honest, it depresses me every time I look at it.

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Make a Top from a Bedsheet

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Where I fail at finding jumble sale gems, my mother in law is a pure expert. I’m always envious of the wonderful old treasures she brings home and I’m lucky that she often hunts out beautiful vintage fabrics for me. Its part of the reason I have a sewing pile up to my bum – and I love it. She gave me a beautiful, but torn, 1950’s bed sheet that I’ve been wanting to turn it into something for ages, so I decided to make a top.

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