9.20.2010

Tarynne

I have something REALLY fun to share with you all today!
I had a lot of fun putting this one together.
Even if I had to stop 90% of the way finished and rewind 50%...
Thanks to my LYING iron.
Ok, it only lies because it has been knocked off the board enough times. 
But it's still my favorite iron and if I was using a pressing cloth, I would not have melted the stretchy mesh.  But, in the end, it worked out better than I planned.

What is the way to fix a melted-fabric-issue?
Under-Panties from Walmart, or course!
Let me explain. When I melted the mesh, I decided that it probably wasn't the best fabric for what I was doing. So, I decided I would use lace. But then I thought further and decided that lace that did not have significant enough stretch, would not work and I would be rewinding again.... So, stretch lace.
But I did not want to pay for the minimum cut of stretch lace... Then it dawned on me that Walmart would have a cheap lacy pair of panties I could cut apart for next to nothing. 
I could not have planned it better. I even had enough to embellish the sleeves. 
I am really happy with how it turned out!








Thanks to my little brother JJ for messing around with the camera with me.

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26 comments:

  1. It looks great. Way to save a project.

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  2. I love it! If I saw it in a store I would definitely have to buy it.

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  3. Wow that looks incredible! Excellent work, I love it!

    Amie @ http://kittycatsandairplanes.blogspot.com/

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  4. sooooo cute, great job! and thanks for the invite!

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  5. this turned out awesome..and the panty part? pure genius!

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  6. Wow, great top. It looks like a lot of work went into it. Great job~

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  7. I think I have decided that you just need to open up your own clothing boutique carrying "Allie" designs. Forget Etsy! This came out so amazing!

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  8. We're having a giveaway this week if you'd like to check it out!

    http://tweetnovember.blogspot.com/2010/09/giveaway-sweet-november-print.html

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  9. Gorgeous! So much detail! May I ask why you don't have an Etsy shop selling your beautiful creations? I think you'd do great!

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  10. Wow! I want a tutorial! Great job and ingenius use of material. Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind comment.

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  11. gorgeous & love the lace panties idea;)

    Thanks for the comment on my blog, excited to find a new blog to add to my list of must reads!

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  12. Lace Panties? Perfect! You are brilliant. I would love to see my husbands face as I chop up a pair of lace underpants to put on a shirt heh heh.
    I just went through a few pages of your blog and fell in love, you have great style!
    I missed the link-up this week, I'll have to try next time around. Thanks for your comment :)

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  13. Love the details in that top. It is gorgeous. Thanks for linking it up to Thrilling Thursday!

    ~Lori S.
    Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

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  14. Visiting from The Trendy Treehouse... I've stumbled upon you a few times and am really impressed with your sewing ability... I so wish I could make my own clothes! I'm impressed.
    Lindsay@ThatVillageHouse

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  15. Beautiful shirt...and the classiest way I know of to let your undies show. *grin*

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  16. Oh, so clever! I would never guess that a beautiful shirt like that would have come from a pair of walmart undies! :)

    Stopping by from T&J Weekend Wrap Up. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Lorene
    just Lu

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  17. Very resourceful!! And turned out great. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

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  18. You always have the most creative ideas! Thanks for sharing with Sister Sister!

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  19. What a cute top!

    Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week!

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  20. So cute and I can't believe the lace comes from underwear genius

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  21. That is beautiful! I'm visiting from Until Wednesday calls. Thanks for the "close ups" of the shirt it is great to see the details!

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  22. so cute! i love the sleeves!
    Thanks for linking up!

    ~L~
    www.AvidAccents.blogspot.com
    link up you DIY and outfit post
    for a chance to win a month long feature

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