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    Default I designed this top; what do you think?

    I've been learning a lot about modern fashion from you ladies, but I don't want to lose my own flair. I took the inspiration from a sixties top that I had and tried to update it a little when I designed this one. Its a sheer tunic type top over a fitted camisole. I'm thinking of making the cami longer? Its not entirely finished because I wasn't sure if I wanted to leave it sheer or add a layer of fabric underneath instead of the cami.



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    pps: I KNOW those jeans are too short, but they are comfy and I was cleaning house! Oh, and my hair's a hot mess, too. Again : Cleaning house
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    maybe add another layer under the main body part but leave the sleeves sheer. Its just where the cami meets the jeans just looks a little abrupt with the colour change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleuth View Post
    maybe add another layer under the main body part but leave the sleeves sheer. Its just where the cami meets the jeans just looks a little abrupt with the colour change.
    I was thinking about that...perhaps leaving the cami as is,(Since I'm not sure I would like the neckline of the top by itself) adding a layer to the bottom to keep it from showing the color differential underneath, but leaving the sleeves sheer...
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    Wow, you made that! I'm always impressed by your skillz!

    Now, what's that fabric? Is it purposely sheer or just a thin fabric? (Can't tell from pics and lighting)
    I like it, it just seems a bit large for you. Maybe if the hem was a little bit shorter or a tiny bit more fitted it would show off your figure more and still be nice and flowy?? But I don't know, if you were going for more coverage or that specific length then disregard!

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    Very cute. You have a lot of talent. I do agree with sleuth though about adding another layer to the cami part.

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    lola, first of all, i'm impressed with your sewing skills! and jealous. i've always wanted to learn how to sew, not necessarily to make stuff from scratch but at least be able to make alterations. there are so many great vintage pieces that i've passed on because they were too big or the cut was just a little off but that would have been great with just a few nips and tucks.
    i love the cut of the shirt and it looks really well made and professional. i think the only thing i would suggest is to either have the empire waist, or more fitted sleeves. but as it is, it does look too big on you. i would either make it more fitted at the waist and leave the bilowy sleeves, or the opposite, and make the sleeves a little smaller/more fitted to i guess contrast or balance out the empire waist and create a more streamlined silhouette.

    re: the length, it depends on what you'll wear underneath. if you're wearing it as a mini dress with leggings or tights, then it should be longer. but if you're wearing it as a top with pants or a skirt then it's fine the way it is.
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    I love the color! It's not something I would wear, but it looks adorable on you. I agree with Beeyotch and Sputnik that, because you're so petite, it might look better if it was a bit more fitted. Great job on it though, you are very talented.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beeyotch View Post
    Wow, you made that! I'm always impressed by your skillz!

    Now, what's that fabric? Is it purposely sheer or just a thin fabric? (Can't tell from pics and lighting)
    I like it, it just seems a bit large for you. Maybe if the hem was a little bit shorter or a tiny bit more fitted it would show off your figure more and still be nice and flowy?? But I don't know, if you were going for more coverage or that specific length then disregard!

    Perhaps this shows the fabric a bit better? This is a skirt I was making and decided I didn't like and scrapped, hah.

    I haven't hemmed the bottom of the shirt yet because I'm not sure about the length. I want to wear it as a shirt, not a dress, so I think shorter than it is now.

    And you guys think more fitted around the bodice? This I can do! The sleeves stay, tho, 'cause I lurve them
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    i was raised in the 60's and it looks like things that we wore! i love love the color! i'm so impressed with your skill
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    Great job,Lola!

    I vote leaving it sheer,I like the length!
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    I love the sleeves. The only thing I would do would be to make it more fitted. I would also leave the cami underneath tucked out.

    You're very talented!

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    Love it-agree a bit big. Take it in starting right under the arms a bit.
    Love that color & those heartbreaker sleeves!! You are very talented,Madam! And ever so darling!
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    Yes, Lola, more fitted around the bodice would be so flattering (You have a great figure, show it off!)

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    I think it would look a little more 'fitted' with the bust seam a tad lower so it sits just under the bust; more of an empire line.
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    Thank you, ladies. I will work on it some and keep you posted on the alterations/finishing touches
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