Project level -Intermediate
Project List- Fabric-cotton,brocade,etc.
Rhinestones studs(no-not hugh jackman)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 http://tribalcostuming.tribe.net/thread/c059cc32-7f67-4055-8d32-ba09d7c27398
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
t-shirt type http://www.teengirlclothing.com/haltertop.html
youtube t-shirt top http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ_dOI1Ks8w
crochet top http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa081200.htm
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# Patterns www.atirasfashions.com/pattern_page.html
where to buy lots of different style studs and rhinestones http://www.kitkraft.biz/home.php?cat=356&sort=orderby&sort_direction=0&page=1
Vendors of halter tops http://www.blogger.com/www.moondancebellydance.com/costume.htm http://stores.ebay.com/Scarlets-Lounge
Gothic tops http://www.tombostudio.com/designs.html
Goddess size tops http://tribes.tribe.net/earthmothercreations/photos/1f0a07ae-190c-4168-91d7-99938a46e080
Angel DMort- Goddess size tops also available http://tribes.tribe.net/angeldmort Tue, October 30, 2007