MMM14: Day 12

Despite my counting malfunction… today is definitely day 12 and not day 11 πŸ˜€

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See? πŸ™‚

I LOVED this print. It would be perfect for Mother’s Day festivities with the fam.

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This is a good place to start, I guess…

I seam ripped out the elastic waist band that’s in every single “old lady” dress on the planet. I love elastic as much as the next gal, but gesh. That took QUITE a while to do, but it was worth it for the extra room. See how much wider the waist is now?

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My suspicions that this was hand made are confirmed
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This is why we use a Serger πŸ™‚

So, after I got through all the “logistics” I still had to figure out what I was going to MAKE out of this thing. I was paroosing the Dressbarn website for inspiration and I found it πŸ™‚

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DUH. I’ll make a peasant top, complete with “angled” sleeves and a V neck (minus the tie thing, ’cause I’m not a fan).

I cut pieces from the bottom scrap and made a tank topesque shape out of it. To avoid a fray-tastic situation, I used a serger to piece them together πŸ™‚

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Then, I “evened” out the original sleeves…

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This is what a sleeve looks like before it’s “assembled”

I sewed the sleeve back together (fold it in half length wise, sew it), then sew it to the garment, obvi πŸ™‚ I finished all the raw edges with a rolled hem on the same serger.

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I cut the neckline to give the appearance of a “V” neck. I just let the material flop down like a peasant top would. See it? I think it looks remarkably similar to the inspiration piece. And, seriously, how cool is my material? πŸ™‚

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The inspiration piece is on sale now for $26.50. My peasant blouse only cost me .99 cents πŸ™‚

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Her entire offspring πŸ™‚

12 down, 19 to go

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