Fifty cent top

I bought this fabric for 50¢ in a local op shop with the intention of turning it into underwear, but when I pulled it out of the roll I found that it’s a bit on the bumpy side so it wasn’t really suitable.


I had the fabric in my bag when I went to my patternmaking class and so Sarah and I folded the fabric into four, laid a simple kimono sleeved pattern onto it, cut off the merest wisp of fabric on the neckline and side seams, then I sewed it up and had a new top.



It took about 20 minutes and cost 50 cents. Can’t say fairer than that!

I was able to use the selvedge edge around the bottom of the top, which meant no hemming. All I had to do was to make sure that the patterns aligned at the side seams and turn the neck and sleeve hems under, and I was good to go.


The skirt is Vogue 1247 made yonks ago.


18 thoughts on “Fifty cent top

  1. I want to attend this class! Transportation might be a problem though… What a smart creative work! This Sarah is certainly a gem.

  2. It looks lovely, and would have made beautiful undies as well, I’m sure. Just can’t pass up a lovely lace, no matter what the price! 🙂

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