Sunday, April 26, 2009

For the Hot Mom (or Aunt)

So my sister has been bugging me for several weeks to make her a cute top - the little girls can't have all the fun. After much thought and mulling it over, I ended up desigingd a top specifically for her that I based on a top that Padma Lakshmi wore on season 5 of Top Chef.

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Super cute top that I thought would be incredibly flattering to my sister's figure. While I was making that one, she sent me pictures of tops that she thought would be cute so I made another one based on those pictures and somewhat from a Vogue pattern I found. I finished them up this past week and my sister came to visit this weekend so I got to take pictures of her in her new "Hot Aunt" tops. I think they turned out pretty good!

Top #1 - based on the above picture of Padma.

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And the back of the top

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Top #2 - based on an assortment of photos and patterns

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And the back of Top #2

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And you can't be a Hot Aunt (or Hot Mom) without a cute kid to hold!

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I used some fabulous interlock cotton for both tops - found it on clearance at JoAnns last summer - bought out everything they had and I haven't seen this exact fabric anywhere since then. Its super soft and super stretchy in one direction. Its been a very versatile fabric to have!

3 comments:

Reluctant Housewife said...

They're so cute! You're very talented.

iheartbowheads.blogspot.com said...

Wow CUTE!

windi said...

So you did this just by looking at a picture?? Oh wow! I have started sewing freehand (if that's what you call it) for my girls but I have to lay one of their dresses or pants or what ever down first and cut around it. I don't think I could just look at a picture. Your so talented!! I love the shirt! Very cute! Thanks for visiting my blog!! I appreciate it! ;)