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UpSized 22 to 32 Capelet Top

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Plus-sized
Style Traditional, Funky, Retro / Vintage, Whimsical, Romantic
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What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Vogue 8853

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What materials did you use? Rayon challis, Silver Sliver topstitsching thread.

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What are you most proud of? Making a fun, funky top for less than $20, and "making it work."

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Sliver is a fun topstitching thread, but it is notoriously tricky to work with since it stretches and breaks! It's like sewing with cellophane. There are special home sewing machine needles that help, but they don't exist (as far as I know) for my commercial machine, so I used it in the bobbin. The silver did not break once! An edge stitching foot makes topstitiching fast and accurate, too.

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Very pretty! Wearing it for New Years? Love your class. You crack me up often. I watched it with headphones on while hubby watched tv and laughed out loud several times. He wondered what I was watching. I said sewing classes, lol.

12/31/2012 Flag

Very beautiful. It looks very feminine and romantic with a dash of fun.

12/31/2012 Flag

Beautiful top! Did you hand wind the bobbin?

01/02/2013 Flag

No. It wound fine on the machine.

01/02/2013 Flag

Love your top! I have looked at these patterns with a cape before and yes, haystack comes to mind, but you have inspired me, I will go ahead and make one for myself now that I have seen yours. Thanks.

02/14/2013 Flag

Wow very pretty

07/18/2013 Flag