DIY Blue Sari Top

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Still going with my sari inspiration, I picked up a silk scarf from the op shop $2, which resembles a sari I once purchased in India. Instead of wearing the silk scarf for its intended use, I've made it into a halter-style top, with similar shape to my pillowcase tops.

I cut two rectangular pieces slightly longer than my body shape, cut two corners for arm holes, and serged raw seams closed. I used one of my existing pillowcase tops as a rough guide.

:: I sew casings for elastic (bottom) and ribbon (top).::

Feeling a little under the weather today, and generally unenthusiastic for photographs, but I think you get the idea. I hope you like the top as much as I.

Hat and canvas-hemp bag are both by extremely talented Urbandon. Urbandon is just one of the many ethical designers who's clothing range will grace the catwalk at tomorrow's Fair@Square fashion event at BMW Edge Federation Square. I'll be volunteering on the night, so if anyone plans to be there, come and say hi if you see me!

Sweet Serendipity



Liz said...

Beauuuuutiful! Thank you for the inspiration.

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Aah, you're so clever. And summery.

.Candy. said...

very cool! how i wish i could take on like my mom and learn how to make clothes myself! i can't even go near the sewing scared!!! haha! i'll just stay in the kitchen...

Frugal Down Under said...

Erica you'll need to pop to my blog. I've got a pretty cool post which I think you will enjoy.

Christine said...

This is so cute! My *girls* have a hard time fitting into tops like this, it looks so easy to make it custom.

Anonymous said...

Love it, the colour looks great on you and the simple summery shape suits the fabric, great job!

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