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Linnen Spaghetti Strap Top: Thrifted Upcycle by LualaDy Linnen Spaghetti Strap Top: Thrifted Upcycle by LualaDy
Model: LualaDy 
Photographer: MisterTryster 
Editing: myself


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The refashion

I made this top entirely from a thrifted linnen men's shirt (including the blue details at the back)
Here are some before pictures and some images of the top on a hanger:
linnen shirt before
Spaghetti front
Spaghetti back

The pattern

I wanted to follow this tutorial which announced a size S-M, but ended up with something like an L.
Needless to say I was very disapointed and frustrated! I tried my best to save the thing and here is a photo of all the excess fabric I had to cut off:
Spaghetti excess fabric
I also shortened it quite a lot to give it a comfortable lenght: it will fit inside high wasted shorts, but for lower waist it will comfortably sit on top without any weird folds (at least at the front, lol)
In the end, I know I did my best, but I'm affraid this won't be very comfortable to wer because the straps keep slipping off. And I wonder if it's because of the pattern itself, or my adjustments =(

However, it's the first top that I sew by myself from A to Z and that actually looks like a legit piece of clothing =D

The fabric

I am SO happy to have made this in linnen, it feels amazing! For now, linnen is THE NICEST fabric to wear I know about!
Plus, I can be happy because linnen is very eco-friendly and doesn't require the huge ammount of water cotton does!

The photos

I've recently expressed the feeling that my sewing photos were not enough, they were getting boring, in a word: they were not me!
I wanted more, I wanted them to express who I trully am.
Well, Mister tried to help, and here's what we came up with? What do you think???
(I think Mister forgot a little bit he was still taking pictures of clothes, and the back detail is barely visible hehehehehe)

The location

I want to tell you a bit about this gorgeous tree I climbed on: it's a huge plane tree that fell during a storm in 1999, and instead of dying, it grew numerous trees out of its trunk! Wuuuuutttt???
Llama Emoji-38 (Confused) [V2] 
Nature for you! Here's some pictures of the tree:
Tree 1
Tree 2
The first time we saw it, we arrived from the back and we were like: wtf is this huge wall of dirt??? And then we saw the tree we were like: OMG WTF WTF WTF!!!! =D
The bark is gorgeou though!!!!

My thoughts

I love the design (with my little addition), the fit and the fabric, I just wish the straps behaved!!!! And I'm happy about how professional it looks.
And yeah, it was a very frustrating process, so, not so good memories.
But I learned a lot, especially since it's the first time I made proper bias tape and properly (well kinda lol) sewed it!

One last thing: I think I'm officially the crafts MVP =D
Crafts MVP by LualaDy


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Amarantheans Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the tree roots! perfect shoot!
LualaDy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
this tree is really interesting, did you see the picture of the whole tree?
Amarantheans Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I have now and that is one stubborn tree... but it is awesome too :D
LualaDy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
titanic-jb Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Well done, both of you!
LualaDy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks ^^
titanic-jb Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
de rien :hug:
MisterTryster Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Woooooow my LualaDy has made it to the top of craft category :o :o :o Really impressive!
Hopefully you saved something from that photoshoot :/ Wasn't the best from me eheh.
Good job on your first fullly sewed outfit! You can be proud Heart 

PS: I read the wall of text, give me a medal!!!
LualaDy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Luscious Locks Nominee 
MegapixelMasterpiece Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
All hail DeviantArts most valuable player for refashions and crafts!
Is it just me or can anyone else see all the triangle shapes everywhere on the left image =D
They look great, the location and the tree is very cool, the bonus tree shots really give us a better sense of the tree too!
I forgot to ask, did the straps behave during the shoot?
LualaDy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist

no, the straps don't behave. But if you don't put them back ALL the time, you can spend a while with them just being on the edge.
It's not very comfortable though
GioArturi Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018
So nice, serene and adorable Beauty!! :) :heart: :love: :love:
LualaDy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks again ^^
I was trying something a little bit different this time
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Submitted on
August 9, 2018
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Camera Data

Shutter Speed
1/100 second
Focal Length
34 mm
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Date Taken
Aug 7, 2018, 4:33:14 PM
Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 (Windows)
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