Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Look How Cute a One Day Project... or So It Seems... Seams

All you need are two squares or rectangles of fabric, and you can mix it up a bit by changing the neckline, some border print, ribbon or beaded trim.  Just remember to use crepe de chine, chiffon, or georgette fabric in as many layers as you feel you need to make it opaque or make a cami to go under it.

Day Birger et Mikkelsen

Roberto Cavalli
This has a waist casing and a thin silk tie.
I don't have shorts this short but you might.

Add openings at the waist wide enough to thread a silk tie through.

Anna Sui - silk Chiffon 
This one is a little more work, with the yoke piece and gathers just beneath the yoke (which you can't see because it's so dark).

So what body type can carry these off?


becki-c said...

Love the Cavalli, of course. I would think that anyone can wear this in the right fabric.

ELMO said...

I know the Cavalli's are both very pretty. Sometimes I see these gorgeous chiffon prints and think what can i do with them? These would be good for summer.

becki-c said...

Oooh, I hate sewing with chiffon, but it is often so pretty

ELMO said...

Have you tried starching it?

Malady said...

I'm a pear, and I bought a top like the one with a belt on it, making the fatal error of not trying it on.

While floaty tops work well on my shape (I think) this kind of blousy top with a tie was an EPIC fail. Made me look lumpy, really wide across the top, and yet somehow also wider across the bottom.

In the end, that top went to the op-shop, never worn anywhere except in front of my mirror, as with ever diminishing hope I tried it on with every pair of pants and every skirt I owned :(

ELMO said...

I hate when that happens. Do you think it would have been better if it were longer instead of a top length?

Tee said...

What great inspiration!

ELMO said...

Thanks Tee - Are you going to sew up a rectangle? I'm searching the stash for something interesting to use.