Project level -Intermediate
2. Rhinestones studs metal kind
Pattern-not needed I made this halter top using pattern 4471 from McCalls patterns.
I cut it out of brocade fabric. I cut it two sizes bigger since brocade fabric doesn't stretch. I followed the directions on the pattern and did a lot of fittings since the top straps don't tie.
After finally fitting it , I added all the elastic and added a back hook. I added studs-had to be very careful since brocade fabric is a bit delicate and glued on rhinestones using Aleene's fabric glue(glue that can be washed). I wore it under my Beledi dress.
I don't think I would have the guts to wear it alone but that's why I have my vests. I did have to sew it in the middle since for me it was allowing to much to show. I don't think anyone larger than a C could wear this since there would be so much weight on your neck. I would also recommend making one up in cheap fabric to see if it would be worth it for you to make one out of this pattern.
very important-link on how to measure yourself(Melissa found this great source)
links on how to make them
kwik sew patterns
http://www.kwiksew.com/Catalog/cat_detail.cfm?pid=3238 http://www.kwiksew.com/Catalog/cat_detail.cfm?pid=3063 http://www.kwiksew.com/Catalog/cat_detail.cfm?pid=2769
youtube t-shirt top
beaded scarf halter top http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/cr_beads/article/0,,HGTV_3229_4246461,00.html
Melissa found this great site for body measurments http://www.sewing.org/enthusiast/html/el_bodymeasure.html
tutorial from Shara http://picasaweb.google.com/sharaamir/TriangleTopTutorialWithGatheredBottom#
where to buy lots of different style studs and rhinestones
Vendors of halter tops
Goddess size tops
Angel DMort- Goddess size tops also available
Tue, October 30, 2007