The Blushing Peony

DIY Sunday September 4, 2011

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I sewed this top by altering a vintage pattern. Initially I had some difficulty because of the neckline and armholes and also because the fabric is slippery and not exactly beginners friendly. I’ve been sewing over a year now but can hardly call myself an intermediate sew-er since my methods can be quite unorthodox. I use bias tape facing to finish the neckline and armholes. Realized that to minimize puckers and unsightly folds, it might be best to make your own bias tape that is thinner. The closer you sew to the edge of the neckline/armholes, the neater it is. For this top, the width of the facing that’s visible on the inside of the garment is approximately 1/4′ thick. By the way, this top probably cost me less than SGD$5 to make!

I’m probably going to try next the sorbetto tank pattern that you can download free from here. For more Sorbetto top versions inspiration, you should visit Sew Weekly. I need to make a trip to get the orange polyester fabric I saw at Spotlight!! That would make a fine Sorbetto top!






Wardrobe 24072011 July 24, 2011

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Sheer pink sleeveless blouse from ASOS, cropped pleated trousers from H&M, shoes from Heatwave


New to the wardrobe July 22, 2011

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Just got the top from Mango a few days ago. It was on sale, original price: SGD$39 sale price: SGD$15. Hee hee. I’m feeling smug. The bottom is from H&M in Hong Kong. It was discounted too, can’t remember exactly how much, but it was about 50% off, I think.