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« on: July 12, 2006 08:40:54 PM »

I was doing a sewing course about 9 months ago, and I wanted to learn how to do buttonholes, collars, facings, etc, and the nicest pattern I could find was Simp. 6879. It was also on sale for Au$7.50, added bonus.

I got some really yummy Broderie Anglais and did the version with short sleeves and tie. It came together really easily, the most time consuming part being finishing the edges off. As it was my first collar I needed my teacher's help when putting that together, but if you have ever applied a collar, even with a different method, I don't think you would have any trouble.

I like princess seams and how flattering they are, and also the way the collar lays.

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Back:


Fabric:

In the last one, you can kinda see how sheer the fabric is when in the sun, and also the Broderie Anglais. While I made the tie to go with it, I don't really like how it looks and hangs, and I have lost it somewhere so I don't have pics of it.

I was in Big W (a much less crafty version of Walmart, the haberdashery section of my local is about 4m long)a little while ago and spied some white eyelet. It is pretty low quality; 100% synthetic and constantly fraying, but I really liked it. The fabric sat around for a while, and while I was scanning in some old mags I fell in love with the pink dress on the right:



So, I altered the front,facing, and collar to give it a bit of a similiar shape.
Fabric:


Front, with alterations visible:


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Collar:


Lion buttons:


I love this pattern and its versatility;

A shrug I made by altering the collar, facings, and sleeves:



and also part of a cowboy costume that I never got to wear because I was sick:


I can see myself making this shirt a few more times, a great wadrobe builder.

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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2006 09:18:19 PM »

Ooh, those are gorgeous!  Shocked When I muster up the courage to try sewing shirts, I'll definitely give these patterns a try.
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2006 09:32:04 PM »

everything is so well done and so cute!!
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2006 05:20:39 AM »

beautiful! I love how you modded your favourite pattern in so many different ways!
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2006 09:27:45 PM »

I love all of them, the shrug is my favorite and I love the fabric Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2006 06:55:16 AM »

Great job!
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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2006 04:42:05 PM »

Wonderful!  I especially love the tops - and they are a fantastic fit!
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2006 12:26:49 PM »

Oh my G...These pieces are incredible beautiful. What a sensational work you have done!
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2006 06:29:49 PM »

I really love those first two.  I think I just might try this pattern, I've been looking for a good button down shirt pattern, and this one is super cute.  Thanks for posting!
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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2006 01:37:45 AM »

Thanks everyone, this weekend I brought New Look 6563, and I felt like such a traitor Cheesy.

stretchy_elastic_band, I really think this is a great pattern, as a lot of the other styles I have seen are a bit....plain? The only problem I have found with it is that the long sleeve versions do not have a cuff on them, and are not really fitted. This is a good summer button-up, but if you want to take it through the seasons some alterations will be needed.
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