Monday, September 22, 2008

Brocade Halter Top

Project level -Intermediate
Project List-
2. Rhinestones studs metal kind
 3.elastic hook
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

t-shirt type
youtube t-shirt top

crochet top

beaded scarf halter top,,HGTV_3229_4246461,00.html

Melissa found this great site for body measurments

tutorial from Shara

where to buy lots of different style studs and rhinestones

Vendors of halter tops

Gothic tops

Goddess size tops

Angel DMort- Goddess size tops also available
Tue, October 30, 2007

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