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« on: April 08, 2013 11:09:13 AM »

This is the 'Cool Contrast Tee' from Twinkle Sews. The pattern calls for chiffon as the main and lining fabrics, but I knew that this design would be a great stash buster. Since I didnt buy any fabrics and the book was a gift, this blouse cost me nothing.



I cut a size 8, which seemed pretty true to my measurements, although of course there were fit adjustments. Since I used so many different fabrics of varying weights, its difficult to make any fair judgments on the pattern. It was definitely too low and wide at the top. I took in all the seams about 1/2″ which helped with the gaping at the front and back.


I omitted the band at the bottom. Since I added 2" length to the panels, I didnt need the band for modesty. But my main reason that I left off the band, and usually do, is because I feel that the bright horizontal stripe across my hips makes me look way wider than I normally do. Its calling attention to the widest part of my body, and while Im pretty comfortable with my shape I dont feel like thats a flattering look on me.


I love the princess seams and raglan sleevesall those seams make fitting very easy! To showcase the style lines, I went for exposed seams serged with teal threads to tie in the bias tape at the neckline.

Im happy with this blouse, although I had a hard time figuring out what to wear with it. Pants might be better than a skirt. Id like to see the pattern made entirely in knits, as well as the double chiffon suggested by the book.


more pictures on my blog: http://madebyjulianne.com/?p=5155
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2013 12:52:18 PM »

really cool!
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2013 09:19:12 PM »

Fabulous and well made, as always!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2013 07:30:18 AM »

What a great shirt. I think it would look great with either jeans or black dress pants.
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2013 10:48:09 AM »

What a great shirt. I think it would look great with either jeans or black dress pants.

Funny you should mention 'black dress pants' as I'm just about to add a stripe of glittery black lycra to my only black pants. What's dressier than glitter?!
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2013 01:54:09 PM »

Great shirt!  Smiley Love the combination of fabrics you used
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