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Wednesday, 3 July 2019

UFO sleeveless top (recut from a 1990s skirt)

I made a skirt in the early 1990s, with a waistband, shaped yoke and skirt front and back.
I wore it with a white blouse and light aqua green jacket for my graduation from University.

Sometime later I took it apart and tried to cut a top from the pieces. There was a front, a 2 piece back, only one short sleeve and some funny shaped bits. I stuffed it in a plastic bag in frustration.

More than 10 years later I pulled it out, pressed the pieces and discovered my dilemma. I still love the aqua green colour (duck egg blue?) so it was worth persevering a little.

I've learned a bit more about solving problems now so I decided to cut bias strips from the one sleeve and use it to bind the neckline of a now sleeveless top. I don't wear sleeveless tops much, but for the very hot summer days it could be useful.
I could add some ruffles at the shoulder to give a hint of sleeve if I don't wear it sleeveless.


Geoknitter said...

This looks fantastic! I love the color - it seems like even the color itself will make it feel cool on hot days.

Karen said...

I love this! What a great story and a great top.

Alison said...

What a great re-use... I love the color and print, and that you found a way to turn it into something currently wearable in the depths of summer