Braids, braids, braids

33397586155437097304475649093597159710I made this shirt in summer already but never showed you the details. Having made high-waisted trousers I wanted to combine them with something short, and that’s where I decided to turn this shirt into a cropped top. To start, I took of the sleeves, collar, front pocket and buttons which left me a large bodice to work with. Using my mannequin I modeled the shirt to get the overall fit. It was the first use of this wonderful gift from Grégoire! To get a good shape for the armholes I used the Malia Top pattern from La Maison Victor. To finish, I  experimented with this braided effect I had in my mind for a while. To this end, I made straps that are 4 cm wide and very long (forgot to measure, basically I used up all the remaining fabric) which I sewed together right sides together. After turning, I obtained 1 cm straps which I braided and sewed onto the top by hand. It’s not a quick project so you have to be motivated if you ever decide to do this. Especially turning inside out these long straps is quite challenging for your patience 😉 Also, I was a bit afraid that the braids would lose their aspect after washing. Luckily, they have already withstand several washes so I’m happy with how this turned out!

 

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Details about the white trousers can be found here.
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If you look carefully, you can notice that after removal of the front pocket, its placement is still a bit visible, but nothing too disturbing…  Let’s say it’s the charm of refashioned clothes 😉

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