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I’ve made some changes and another top

March 8, 2018

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I wore my pleather, embellished skirt to work, and truth be told, it was a little too jangley. It jangled when I walked. That did not feel (or sound) very professional. It was also a little too rodeo. So I made a decision–the rivets had to go and it needed to be a little less Grand Ole Opry. Make no mistake, I love the Grand Ole Opry, but not on this skirt. So I pried the rivets off.

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Then I replaced the tonal flowers with small, black leather fabrics. Instead of riveting them on, I sewed them on.

 

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I think it’s better, and it’s definitely far less jangley.

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Once I had the skirt revamped I moved on to another top–Jalie 3667. I’ve been sewing this top nonstop. Seriously, I think I’ve made something like 8 versions of it. This time I used some crocheted lace from Mood and put it on top of some cream knit from Metro Textiles in NYC (they have new online site–check it out!!) I used black scuba on the sleeves, neckband,  cuffs, and the waistband I added. I also shortened the front and back to fall at waist level.

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After I finished the top, the cream knit seemed a little too bright-white when I put it next to the bomber.

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I didn’t like the way it looked with the jacket, so I brewed another very large pot of tea and stuck the Jalie top into it. The tea took the white down to a better level.

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It took some doing to make sure that the flowers did not line up with the boobs, but I think I might have done it.

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Here’s the back:

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And here it is with the bomber:

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I really kind of dig it.

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