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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Cotton jersey Top (long sleeves) in bordeaux red on: February 01, 2016 11:50:05 AM
Hi Craftsters,

I made myself another cotton jersey top.
A long sleeved one in bordeaux red this time.



I apologize for the poor picture quality. The weather has been nothing but dark and gloomy over here lately.

Since I have fibro, I was going for a comfortable top, for daily wear throughout the year. Despite it having to be comfortable (which also means I don't wear a bra most of the time), I wanted it to have style and be a little feminine.

Both the front and the back consist of four pieces. The top part, a middle part and two sides. The front has got bust darts (I was a bit worried about them, because I wasn't sure I would 'fill them up', but that turned out okay).

I used a commercial pattern from an old Dutch magazine: Knip Mode, september 1996, model 16 (a combined pattern for a dress and a top, just a difference in length). I made some adjustments.
The pattern was fitted at the waist and had a zipper in one side, but that wouldn't do for me. So I added quite some extra space for the waist area.
I also added about an inch of length to the body and the sleeves.

Oh, and I top-stitched most of the seems, because I think that looks better.

This is how I prefer to wear my tops, with the sleeves pulled up. Marc doesn't like me doing that, LOL.


And this is what the back looks like. It has small darts too.


I am so happy with this top that I decided I am going to make a couple more in different colors. I started working on a turquoise blue one.

I'd love to hear what you think of it!
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Santa Mouse on: December 07, 2015 11:59:31 AM
Meet Santa Mouse!

He is the new edition to my little family of retired computer mice.

Find the other family members, with tutorial, here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=360081.0









I hope you like him!

Kind regards,
BeaG

PS: feel free to make your own addition(s) to a worldwide family of retired computer mice.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / No Keyhole Neckline this time on: April 02, 2014 08:14:29 AM
So, after making two identical shirts, I made another that is almost the same.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431749.0#axzz2xk9OS74S
The only difference is that I now used a round neckline, instead of the keyhole neckline. (I basically just closed that hole.)

Remember they are black and a warm taupe (not the cold blueish grey in the pictures, sorry about that).













I've now got three of my favorite shirt, yay!
I hope you like them.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Taupe & Black Top on: February 23, 2014 11:46:19 AM
Remember my Turqouise and Taupe Top?
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430922.0#axzz2u5kheYxk
I made another one just like that, but in a different colour scheme.
It is my new favorite all-year-round shirt!





(Again we had a really hard time taking good pictures. It looks better in real life.)
I'd love to know what you think of it!

PS (March 23): I finished two more of these shirts simultaneously today!
One is exactly the same as this one and the other one is almost the same, but has a round neckline instead of the keyhole neckline (I basically just closed that hole). No pictures yet.
Pictures: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432550#axzz2xleBuqdl
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Top in turquoise and taupe on: January 20, 2014 04:10:28 AM
I made another top out of cotton jersey fabric. This time in two colours: turquoise and taupe.

(I appologize for the bad photo quality due to the lack of good light at this time of the year.)
(And I think I should stop wearing that bra..., lol)





I am wearing it now and it is very comfortable.
(I have fibromyalgia and need comfortable clothes.)

I used a commercial pattern (Fashion Trends magazine, in Dutch, nr.11, model 14), but made a lot of changes. The pattern was for a fitted dress... As you can see, I didn't make a dress and I don't have the right body for a fitted pattern.

I'd love to hear what you think of it!

PS: I already cut out the fabric pieces for a second one, in taupe and black.
6  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenge Theme Ideas, Etc. / Retired computer mice on: October 10, 2013 12:20:30 AM
I have never participated in a challenge (nor a swap) on Craftster.
But I thought this might be a great idea for others: a Retired Computer Mice challenge!
I made some a couple of years ago: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=360081.0#axzz2hIgoWlqc
And I think it would be wonderful to see an entire family of retired computer mice on Craftster. Isn't it a fun recycling project?
They don't all have to be as complicated as mine, LOL. And you could use all kinds of techniques.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Turquoise Top on: June 30, 2013 04:02:15 AM
I made myself another top out of cotton jersey. I used the same pattern as for the red top, only this time with long sleeves (and a little less cleavage...).







I hope you like it.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Red Top (and Taupe Top!) on: June 16, 2013 12:43:51 AM
I made myself this bright red top, from a commercial pattern, out of a cotton jersey fabric.







I hope you like it.

PS (many months later...): I suddenly realized I never posted another version of this top that I made in a taupe colour. So, better late than never, here it is:

9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Blouse number 2 on: May 25, 2013 02:16:38 AM
I made myself another blouse!
Just like the previous one, this one is made of a 50/50 cotton/linen fabric, only this time in dark brown.
I used a commercial pattern, but made some adjustments.











I hope you like it.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / I made myself a blouse! on: April 26, 2013 10:46:14 AM
It has been at least 20 years since I had sewn a piece of clothing for myself.
I always create things for other people and I love sewing, so I decided it was finally time for ME.
The blouse is made from a 50/50 cotton/linen fabric in beige/taupe and I used a commercial pattern.









I hope you like it.
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