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« on: July 18, 2007 03:42:49 AM »



I plan to make this top but i'd like to change the sleeves and the neckline.  I was thinking of adding some elbow length sleeves and either adding something to the neckline or altering it to cover a little more cleavage.  I'm also thinking of trying it in a knit fabric.  I'm interested to know if anyone has any ideas.  Leave me a comment over the next few days and next week i'll do a how-to to show how i ended up changing the pattern and what the outcome was.

you can find the pattern over at www.burdastyle.com and it's free.
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2007 05:13:05 PM »

In order to make the shirt a little less revealing, you can just allow the fabric covering your boobs to overlap in the middle. That'll add a little more coverage without changing the look dramatically. Also, just a warning about knits (recently made a jersey dress), make sure that when you cut it, you cut the pattern in a way that will allow the outfit to stretch the way it needs to. Use zigzag stitching when the seam should stretch. Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2007 06:15:21 AM »

My Tara alteration is done!




I used some thrifted jersey knit fabric and changed the flutter sleeves to spaghetti straps then added a crochet doily across the bust for more coverage.
I'm really pleased with the outcome.  I'll wear it with a long sleeved top underneath while it's winter and i can wear it during the summer as it is.
Read more about how i altered the pattern here and see my 'how-to'  here.

My next challenge is to alter Celestina
Other than extending the waistline (i'm pregnant!) do you have any other suggestions of how it could be altered?  Leave a comment and i'll show you what i come up with.
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2007 08:27:22 AM »

I adore you version of the Tara. I've always admired the way crochet looked with fabric. It came out beautiful.
Congratulations on your baby! Hrm...If I were to change around Celestina, I'd probably play with the sleeves. Maybe add buttons, cool cuffs, gather them, something like that. I can't wait to see what you come up with!
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2007 12:56:12 PM »

Congratulations on both your new baby and the wonderful job on that shirt.  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2007 04:48:11 PM »

Here is what i came up with for my alteration for Celestina.





You can read all about how i altered the pattern here and see my  how-to here.
I feel there is more i can do with this pattern so i will be remaking it again this week using different fabric and making different alterations.  The alteration i made to the waistline was not enough for my growing belly so i need to do something more with this.  I was thinking of lengthening and widening the torso area and adjusting the side panels to fit.  I also had a suggestion of making the torso the same width as the bust area so it can be let out as i grow.  What do you think?  I'm also going to change the sleeves again, maybe cap sleeves? 
Let me know your thoughts please
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2007 05:19:20 AM »

I've improved on last weeks alterations and this is what i've come up with,





 

Read more about the dress here and see my how-to here.

Read more about my next project here!
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2007 05:25:39 AM »

you are one of the cutest preggies I've ever seen ^____^
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2007 05:31:35 AM »

you are one of the cutest preggies I've ever seen ^____^

:-)  Thankyou!
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