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« on: March 16, 2008 09:13:08 PM »

 Smiley Hello everyone !

    As  Promised here is the tute for My Convertable sleeve top/dress... Also it comes with the nagging Question "Is is Cat heads or Owls?" Myself and fellow craftster Haute.Tamale  both have this fabric ( check out what she did w/hers ..its very cool...
 anyway .. A question was posses in her thread that I ran into as well .. what exactly is this print of .. I snatched mine up thinking Owls .. then got to the register and my bf said thats cool Cat head fabric .. and as I recall Haute.tamale got hers thinking cats head and her roomate thought the looked like owls . lol any way just for fun what is your first impression Cats or Owls ? either way  I Love the fabric ..
I also did a recon w/ this fabric that is based around a cat theem . because at that time the bf had me convinced it was cats lol .. any way ill add it to this thread when I get the cance to take pics  Smiley

first the pics then the tute

sleeves down

sleeves "scrunched"

Back view down

back view up

OK now for the directions

first make the torso .. measure below bust and then again at hips ( or desired legnth
 you will get a shape like this
( an a shaped "tube top "

Next make your sleeves .. cut 2 rectangles that are 11 inches wide by 22 inches long ..

at this point hem both long sides of each rectangle ...

you will also need to make 2 very skinny rectangle shapes that are 11 inches long .. by about 1 and 1/2 inches wide

find the center of the rectangle and lay your "skinny rectangle  directly along it ..and pin in place . at this point mark the center of the skinny rectangle w/a line

now sew down both sides of the "skinny rectangle " and down the line you marked

like this ..
I'm pointing to the 3 lines

now you have completed the drawstring tunnel .. do this to both big rectangles
 now it is time to make the "sleeves"
 simply fold the "big rectangle in half "pretty sides" together . making sure your center drawstring line is in the very top middle

then along one side pin approx. 4 and one half inches ( take your measurements to make sure ( just don't make the arm hole  "too snugg")

sew where you just pined

do this to both rectangles and you have your sleeves ..
 now on your torso piece .. find the center back and mark .
 then find the center front and Mark about 2 inches to one side of that
( at this point I added the grommet tape for an extra touch )

now its time to attach the sleeves
find the side seam and begin to pin there at the "armpit seam of the sleeve "

in the back pin to the the center line you had marked and the front to the line you also marked ( don't worry about the excess at this point

pin pleat the front like so .. and then sew

 to make the entire rectangle fit

do this to both sides .. and you are almost done
 now to address the back

either over lap like the front or ....

turn it inside out and pin the gap closed .. however high up you choose .. then sew and trim off the excess ..
 I then finished mine with a simple band /tube for the bottom binding ..
 add your drawstring ties and WA LA !  Grin

OMG that was alot of pics and directions .. i hope it made since .. please feel free to ask any questions you may have..
 also as always I love comments !


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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2008 09:20:01 PM »

cute!  i would definitely say owls though... you do a great job with your clothes Smiley


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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2008 10:04:07 PM »

Most definitely owls.

And thank you so much for the tute!

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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2008 10:15:30 PM »

Cool top! OWLS! And thanks for the tute!

« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2008 10:37:05 PM »

i love that. and that is definetly most likely maybe owls

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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2008 11:51:21 PM »

At first glance, I would say owls. I really love this top! Thanks for the tutorial!
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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2008 12:03:14 AM »

when i first saw it, i thought owls. but when you mentioned cats, i totally saw them, too. what a fun print! anyways, i love this shirt, thanks for the clear tutorial! all of your clothes are great, i'm sure a fan of yours!

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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2008 12:39:27 AM »

I say owls.  With the black of the head coming to a point between the eyes, it definitely gives the impression of a beak.
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2008 12:05:05 PM »

lol I was sure I was in the minority with Owls .. but it looks like most people see owls .. I really thought you would all think cats ! lol any way thanks
 have a great night /day

I also did a recon w/ this fabric that is based around a cat theem . because at that time the bf had me convinced it was cats lol .. any way ill add it to this thread when I get the cance to take pics  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2008 12:22:00 PM »

oh yeah it is owls! (yay! my favorite, obvi) i was going to argue for cats, even though i was in the minority, but on closer look, i def see the owls. <3  Grin

i love this top! it's incredibly cute. i think one cute variation would be to find a way to do the back criss-cross like in the front, instead of sewing the two pieces together. maybe i will figure out how to do that if/when i get a sewing machine hopefully soon!

great job!
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