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"Antique" Top

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 4:15 PM

This top was made from Simplicity Easy Chic #4599 (view B). The light ecru color, the pintuck like texture of the fabric, the creamy lace and the camisole shape with buttons down the back reminds me of the old-fashioned, feminine clothes of past centuries. However, this is a practical, modern garment at home in today's closet.

Actually, this is a restyle from a man's discarded dress shirt, flat lace from the stash, and of course a pattern. To veiw another restyled project click here

There was no problem fitting the pattern pieces on the "shirt", there were only two. I did cut out the facings. but ended up not using them because there was going to be "show through". I made the shoulder straps from the lace. 

The pattern was made to have a zipper in the left side seam, but because the existing buttons and buttonholes were used down the back of the top, the zipper was not needed. By placing the pattern piece over the line of buttons upside down, the buttons are now on the "right' side for a woman's garment.

This piece is going to be used a lot. See how nice it fills in a neckline.

Categories: Refashion, Tops

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Reply lefroo
12:27 PM on November 27, 2012 
Such a cute idea! I always throw my husband's old dress shirts out. Now I might think twice before I do that again!
Reply Denise
10:13 AM on December 1, 2012 
Thank you, there dose seem to be a never ending supply of these.
Reply lyallpat
7:28 PM on December 2, 2012 
Love these restyles - both are great ideas.
Reply Denise
4:45 PM on December 14, 2012 
lyallpat says...
Love these restyles - both are great ideas.

I'm glad you like them. They both sewed up fast.