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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...
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=230613.0
 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 "
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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 !

HAVE A GREAT NIGHT/DAY
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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!
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« 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!

oh and p.s....i love your tattoos!!
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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
Jayne

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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« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2008 12:23:58 PM »

Hi Jayne,
I lovewhat you did with the fabric. The sleeves are too cool! I will have to give this a try and post it. As always, you INSPIRE me to create.
I think I'll go rev up the sewing machine. Wink
Ps: I am loving that sleeve of tattys!
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« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2008 12:46:08 PM »

I definitely thought owls at first.  Then the story of your boyfriend convinced me it was cats.  Now all these owl-minded crafsters have changed my mind again.  I'm too easily influenced!   Cheesy

But it's very cute either way.    Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2008 02:16:08 AM »

Thank you so much for the tutorial! I just recently thought about how to make sleeves like that. And the fabric you used is great, too.

Btw, I love your new eyeglasses!
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« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2008 12:01:21 PM »

Thank you so much for the tutorial! I just recently thought about how to make sleeves like that. And the fabric you used is great, too.

Btw, I love your new eyeglasses!

Thanks I got 3 new pairs of glasses and Im so exited becasue this is the first time in my whole life that Ive had more than one pair at a time .. now I can alternate between 3 ! its really a big deal for me ...

thanks for noticing  Smiley

 have a great day
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« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2008 01:31:55 PM »

I say cats but I'm biased =)  Cute fabric and thanks for the tute...now to convert it to a maternity top and I'm set!
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« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2008 01:47:07 PM »

wow thanks for the SA-WEET tut mama!
your work is always evolving!
keep stitchn'!    Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2008 03:42:56 PM »

Thanks for the tute! And I say.... Angry cats!  Grin
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Thanks I got 3 new pairs of glasses and I'm so exited because this is the first time in my whole life that Ive had more than one pair at a time .. now I can alternate between 3 ! its really a big deal for me ...

thanks for noticing  Smiley

I love glasses, but unfortunately I have no reason to wear them. Once in a while I get the chance to help my husband picking out new ones Wink.

Having three pairs to alternate sounds pretty nice!
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« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2008 12:28:54 PM »

Much thanks for the tute, I must try this out asap! The top looks very nice. And, I'm thinking they're owls, albeit a bit weird ones Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2008 06:26:39 PM »

Well I totally thought it was a cat...?
Anyways, fantastic job.
I love this idea so much. I'm going to have to try it. Thanks!
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« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2008 03:03:45 PM »

 Grin i love this shirt!!!
i soooo want to make mydelf one too!!!!
i post the shirt i made on here
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« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2008 04:52:41 PM »

I say owls..or cats..or..nvm.  This is a really neat idea, thanks for taking the time to do a tutorial~
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« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2008 12:29:50 PM »

Im a little confused by the Attatching the sleeves part of your tutorial.
i want to make this top with my skull fabric but im afraid im too much of an idiot.
too afraid to eff up my fabric.
how advanced would you rate this project from 1-5
one being not so advanced and 5 being insanely super advanced?
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« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2008 04:33:27 PM »

owls....

This is such a cute top!! Fabulous concept. Bookmarking it as something to make in the future for sure.
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« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2008 04:36:16 PM »

I think they're cats. They could be owls, but my first impression was cats. :3

And thanks for the tutorial! I loved the dress you posted and contemplated making something similar, and now I know how.  Grin
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« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2008 06:08:36 PM »

very cute! but those are cats for sure. they look like that cat that pepi lapeaux is always chasing in those cartoons.
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« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2008 04:38:12 AM »

can i pm you with a question?

 yeah sure !
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« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2008 09:54:52 AM »

love the top
i think that they're cats...i have the same fabric actually...
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« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2008 05:43:52 AM »

hey Jane Smiley

I have kinda the same question as Pandamae.
I did the torso, and then I got pretty confused about the sleeves and the top part. I can't tell which part is the sleeve, and which part is sposed to cover you "boobs", or if their combined? Sorry to bother, but maybe you could kinda clear it up a little bit when you get the time?

Thank you so much Smiley
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« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2008 05:56:43 AM »

This top is awesome!  I can't wait to make one!  Thank you so much for the tutorial.
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« Reply #31 on: August 05, 2008 04:29:06 AM »

Jane, I just finished a jersey top using this tute. I love the way it turned out.
Thank you so much for this tutorial Kiss







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« Reply #32 on: August 05, 2008 02:48:52 PM »

Cats for sure.

Cute top for sure as well. Wink
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« Reply #33 on: August 05, 2008 07:20:48 PM »

i vote cats.... just because the eyes are shaped more like a cat's eyes than an owl's eyes... in my opinion anyway....

i LOVE this top..

and Guguluff's version looks excellent as well Smiley i would like to try something like this.. when i get a little better at sewing Tongue
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« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2009 11:35:37 AM »

Did anyone save the pics for this tute? I have got to make this shirt!
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Did anyone save the pics for this tute? I have got to make this shirt!

I second that!
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« Reply #36 on: June 03, 2009 11:14:13 AM »

Jane, I just finished a jersey top using this tute. I love the way it turned out.
Thank you so much for this tutorial Kiss



wow ! amazing job !!!! I love it
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« Reply #37 on: September 24, 2010 12:57:20 AM »

Super cute!! I love the fabric.  My initial thought was cats, but I'm a crazy cat lady so I'm biased towards kitties ^_^.  I can definitely see the owls too though, so ultimately its pretty awesome fabric.

I can't wait to give this a try (when I finally have some time!)
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« Reply #38 on: September 25, 2010 04:31:47 PM »

First impression- owls.  Roll Eyes

Regardless-- this is so cute! Thanks for the tute-- I'm definitely going to try to make this!
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« Reply #39 on: September 26, 2010 07:28:54 AM »

Very Nice Tut as always

And the print is definitely cats...the slant to the eyes gives it away
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« Reply #40 on: September 26, 2010 07:42:05 PM »

My vote goes for CATs, if it were owls the beak would point downward not upward, JMO!   I love this top;  thanks for the tute.
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« Reply #41 on: September 27, 2010 07:42:40 AM »

I do so love your work  Grin
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« Reply #42 on: September 27, 2010 02:47:37 PM »

Cute they look like cats.
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« Reply #43 on: September 27, 2010 04:00:25 PM »

This is really cute!! I love the owls and the convertible sleeves.
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« Reply #44 on: September 28, 2010 06:40:01 PM »

Sorry, I had to comment on this as well, because I too have this fabric, and no one ever agreed with me that this animal was a "cat-owl" hybrid.  I'm glad I'm not the only one who faces this question when I look at this.
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« Reply #45 on: September 28, 2010 10:20:59 PM »

Your pictures are gone :[..
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« Reply #46 on: September 29, 2010 10:14:14 AM »

The pictures don't work!  Cry

I wanted to make this.
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