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Retro Halter Top

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My fav halter top recreated

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Mod, Cute, Retro / Vintage, Casual, Eco-Friendly
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What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Simplicity 6928 (circa 1970)

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What materials did you use? Rowan "Water" from Kaffee Fassett Collective and green/white gingham from my fabric stash. The top only has three pattern pieces... it's a fun thing to put together. So easy.

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What are you most proud of? The combination of old and new... it was fun sewing up an old pattern of mine from 'the good old days'. did you see the price on the pattern? $1.50! It's selling used online for $9.99. I think I'll call mom up and see if I have any other patterns still hanging around at home. :D

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Have fun! I had to piece the fat quarters together to have enough fabric, and that was the creative part. I felt a little Anne Marie Horner there, concocting a delicious combination of prints and colors. (smiles). What was definitely easier 30 years later... *having a tube turner to turn the ties right side out... *knowing Margaret Islander's "burrito method" for sewing the bodice part almost all the way closed... and *using my edge stitching foot on my machine for perfect edge-stitching (I can only wonder what my original project's finishing touches looked like!) I also used a pair of vintage scallop shears ~given to me by a wonderful seamstress friend, to grade those 5/8" seams... worked like a charm.

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The halter probably is backless with ties at the back as well as the neck? The material is very pretty and cool looking for the summer months

05/02/2012 Flag

thanks!

05/03/2012 Flag

my math is off!!!! I should have said: What was definitely easier 40 years later [hanging my head in disbelief... 40 years really???]

05/03/2012 Flag

I made this very same halter top back in 1975 and as I remember very flattering and easy to make. I only wish I weighed now what I weighed then!

05/06/2012 Flag

LucyJane... I'm right there with you! My son is this very minute talking me into going to the gym with him :D

05/06/2012 Flag

I'd love to make the pants too... but my pattern is pretty much too small for ANYBODY in my family!

05/06/2012 Flag

I have that exact pattern. Made mine out of satin! Very cool! Of course that was 40 years ago. LOL

05/06/2012 Flag

I guess there are a lot of us "vintage" gals here at Craftsy! :D

05/06/2012 Flag

This is a stunning haltertop and photographed so well. Thank you for sharing your project.

06/15/2013 Flag