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Gallery: Up-Cycle Memento Top - Raspberry Top

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Raspberry Top


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Front of my Raspberry Top.  


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Back view. 

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Side tuck view showing embellishment.


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Mom's shirt that I used for embellishment. No other actual fabric was used other than the ribbing from a purple sweater top of mine.  

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Collection of possible stuff to utilize. 

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Mark bust point.


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T is this much too big....

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Side tuck to be taken in this much.  My favorite sewing gauge is the 5 in 1 gauge from Clover. 

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Stitching a released tuck at the sides will work...


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Neckline ribbing from an old purple sweater top goes well.

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Cut ribbing form sweater allowing for a seam allowance. 

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Tuck and stitch sweater ribbing inside original neckline on T-shirt. 


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Felted interfacing WILL disintegrate with washing  Therefore I recommend interfacing with STRUCTURE.  Invest $5 in my Interfacing De-Mystified for some real learning about all-important interfacing.  

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Work heavy thread in bobbin along bound lower hemline. 

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Note increased tension for successful bobbin work in this situation.  


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Straight line stitched along zig zag stitching - both in Bobbin Work with heavy thread in the bobbin.  

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Raw edge of embellishment fabric set along the ribbing neckline seam.  

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Settings for buttonhole applique stitch.  .



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More applique stitch settings.

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Lift finished edge pieces to stitch them down invisiby. 


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Stitch close to fold using zipper foot. 


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Stitch in the ditch to attach the extra 'old' ribbing. 
Thee is no audio for this step. 


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Trim close to stitching on inside.  

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Create fabric Fur from bias cut strips of woven fabric from the shirt. 


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Top neckline seam with Fabric Fur to cover raw edge of embellishment fabric. 

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Adding some green on the right side balanced the left side. 

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Secure hand embroidery by fusing knit fusible interfacing over the work on the inside. 


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