Category: "Tops and blouses"

Steampunk Holiday, part 6 - corset 99% completed

by brae  

Continuing work on the Steampunk Holiday ensemble.  I finished up the corset, which has a separating zipper in the back.  It looks a little boxy here in the photo, but it has a flattering fit when worn.  I made it snug enough to not fall down and to… more »

Boden USA inspired autumn outfit

by brae  

I haven't written here in so long mainly because minis took over my creative time again.  There just aren't enough hours in the day to pursue all my creative outlets.  :\ But, with the end of summer approaching, I feel the urge to sew again.  And, all… more »

Anthropologie Cherry Drops Corset

by brae  

This is my Valentine's Day present from my boyfriend, though he hasn't seen it in person yet.  :D  He was super sweet and bought me a sweater I had noticed at Anthropologie while we were being mall rats one day.  It didn't fit.  :[  So, after two store s… more »

Anthropologie Breeze-Blown Blouse

by brae  

I loved this blouse when it first came out a few years ago, but there was no way I could afford the $258 price tag.  It went on sale for $130.  Not only was that still a bit steep for me but it was also sold out in the smaller sizes.  I figured recreatin… more »

Sparkle purple matelasse top

by brae  

  The fabric is purple matelasse jacquard with a bit of metallic thread woven in.  Very posh looking!  :]     Butterick 5485 has options to make a top, tunic and dress, all with the same general lines. more »