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Topic: Sailor top, and new buttons on my shorts!  (Read 3669 times)
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MagicalGirl
« on: August 14, 2012 05:21:25 AM »

Lately I've become slightly obsessed with nautical style--it probably comes of having grown up surrounded by cities with harbors and never having sailed. So here are a couple of recons that I made to fuel this obsession, and because I'm trying to stop buying fabric.
Number one is a sailor top:

I've wanted to make a top with a sailor collar for a while, and finally one day I decided I was going to make on, dangit, so I dug up a white t-shirt and cut it up for the collar, and then attached it to a blue t-shirt I had. I took a piece out of the sleeve to go inside the collar, and then I got a bunch of ribbon and sewed it on.
This is what it looks like from the back:

I pretty much wung it (winged it?), and it doesn't really lie flat because I couldn't figure out how to turn the t-shirt's scoopneck into a V. Im not totally happy with it, and it was a huge pain in the neck, so Im definitely going to use a pattern next timeany recommendations?

Then I had some shorts which had little bronze-y flower shapes on the pockets and button loops, which were pretty, but kind of cowgirlish. They were made like those metal button-y things They put on jeanswhat are those things called? Anyway, I hammered and pliers-ed them off and threw them away.
I had some cute buttons with anchors on them, which I believe I cannibalized off of one of my little brothers' dress jackets. ^^ (It was a goner anyway.)

So I just sewed them on where the metal flowers used to be:

There's single-layer belt loop in the back and a tab on each pocket, but I couldn't get an unsketchy photo of the back. -_- I probably need a telnyashka to wear with them now.
Thanks for looking! Comments and criticisms are always appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2012 07:56:21 AM »

Those look great! I love the top and what you did to the shorts.

Sorry, I don't have any pattern recommendations. Could you maybe tack down where it isn't lying flat or insert some twill tape or clear elastic to stabilize it? If you're talking about the front collar part, I like that it doesn't lie flat! It looks like a collar from the picture. If it's the insert-y part in front peeking out above the collar, something non-stretchy like twill tape or a woven fabric's selvedge or something sturdy that keeps its shape like clear elastic threaded through the top seam might keep it from gaping if it is.

Both of your items are really, really adorable and look like they suit you so well. Love them!
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2012 10:41:56 AM »

I've always loved sailor suits.  I think they look so cute especially on little kids.  Yours turned out great. I like the blue ribbon trim.
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2012 05:13:22 PM »

Thank you so much! I'm glad you like them. Smiley
If it's the insert-y part in front peeking out above the collar, something non-stretchy like twill tape or a woven fabric's selvedge or something sturdy that keeps its shape like clear elastic threaded through the top seam might keep it from gaping if it is.
Ah, that helps a lot. Thanks a million!
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2012 05:12:49 PM »

That shirt is so stinkin' cute! Great job!
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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2012 09:35:33 PM »

That T-shirt is super cute!  Nice job!
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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2012 11:29:19 PM »

I love this so! Too too cute!!
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2012 09:15:37 PM »

Thank you all so much! Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2012 09:59:48 AM »

Both things are awesome.  I've recently developed a love for nautical things as well, so this is so far up my alley it's  not even funny.  Too bad my sewing machine is in storage e-e
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2012 11:42:08 AM »

Those are so cute!
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« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2012 10:00:32 AM »

Very cute!! Love the buttons on the shorts!
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« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2012 06:35:09 PM »

the sailor shirt is adorable! great job!
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« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2012 11:40:51 AM »

Thank you! Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2012 10:53:24 PM »

Both pieces are adorable. I love the top, the white with the medium blue is perfection.
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« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2012 04:59:57 PM »

Those are so cute!

I had a sailor dress when I was little but my mum threw it away Sad It was my favourite dress ever!

The shorts are also uber cute! Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2012 05:45:00 PM »

Pain in the neck lol. XD Nice one.
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