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Electric Summer

Theme: Electric Summer
Simplicity 1426; Balconette halter with button back


Hi Everyone!! Hope you all are enjoying your 4th of July weekend. I definitely am. :) I'm in Ohio for the weekend spending time with my loved ones. In a future "travel" post, I'll share pics and details about my trip to Ohio. This post is just to tell you a little bit about the bra top I made for the Pretty Girls Sew (PGS) June Sew-Along.




Moving on, for the month of June, PGS didn't really choose a pattern for the sew along. We were just asked to create something for the summer... but because I was mourning the loss of my dad, I didn't sew anything nor look at my sewing machine for like 3 weeks, so I wasn't planning on participating in PGS sew-along. Then one day I remembered how much joy and peace I found in sewing.. When I sew, I'm in my "happy place" and it's like I'm in my own little world. Anyway, I dust off my sewing machine and made a Red Skirt for my sister's baby shower, and just like that, I was back in my sewing mode. This is when I decided to make something for the PGS June sew-along. 


I actually started this bra top about 2 months ago, but I never finished it.. (my little secret) lol. I only made it because I wanted something cute to go with the Tulle Skirt I made last month.  I really wasn't planning on wearing it. I made it just so that I can take the picture below for the PGS May Sew-Along promo. Anyway, I decided to finish it and make a gathered skirt to complete the look.





Pattern Review (Simplicity 1426; view C)

Description: Misses' vintage bra tops are a flirty way to pull off a retro look. Make a faux wrap halter, ruched with cross back, balconette halter or strapless with button back or a bandeau. Wear alone or under tops when bra is meant to be seen!

Fabric Used: Akara / Wax Print.. purchased from Obokun African Fabric and Design.

Were the Instructions easy to follow?  Yes, I think they are, but I wouldn't recommend the pattern for beginners.

Likes or Dislikes about the Pattern: Love that there are different variations of the bra tops. Also loved that the view I made can be worn as an halter top or strapless.

Pattern Alterations or Design Changes made: None. But if I ever make it again, I'll add a couple of inches to the bottom of the bra top.

Would you Sew it again? I might make another version/view...










Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.




16 comments

  1. This is definitely one of my favorite looks from you. I love everything about it. I even love that you through over that light sweater (and not just because it's my fav color..LOL!) You are such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your talent!

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  2. "Electric summer" sounds about right! I love it! So chic! I'm glad you were able to complete it he outfit with your love for sewing. You're talented. Keep it up!

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  3. That outfit is sooooo cute. So glad I found your blog.

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  4. This entire look is fabulous!

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  5. What an outfit! The geometry and construction is great. I've been looking for a "bralette" top pattern, and this is just perfect. Definitely one to try for the summer. Thanks for posting, Ye!

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  6. Just the right amount of skin for a crop top, it looks great!

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    1. Lol I know.. Thanks! This whole look was so out of my element, but I made it work.

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  7. oooh I want that outfit! Great job!!! Added to my post-baby to-do list lol.

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