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« on: December 07, 2013 02:45:23 PM »

Even with a Disaronno-induced hangover, itís impossible to be cranky when Iím wearing this. Now where are my damn french fries?


I used a charming vintage pattern from 1972 (mine was bought at Fabulous Fabrics, which sounds like a delightful business model).


Like all recent projects, this was made entirely out of stash fabrics. Isnít it convenient that I have yards and yards of neon fleece just sitting in my closet? Having not bought fabric for the past few months really helped me realize just how much fabric I already had. Ridiculous!

Itís sewn with all neon threads. It can be worn with the seams on the inside, but I rather like all those perfect lines of serging.


I keep playing with the idea of puff-paint decoration, with a clear memory of picking at the pointy dots on my momís reindeer sweater in the 90s. With neon or glitter paint, it could be quite hipster-ironic. But what image? Lithium is always a good choice, but maybe I should do something stranger. Suggestions?

more pictures and words on my blog: http://madebyjulianne.com/neon-raglan/
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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2013 03:53:55 PM »

My gosh. I thought I had crazy tastes. This pattern reminds me of Star Trek. In 3-D. So perhaps one of those badges on it? Just the small shoulder thing to dress it up. It won't need much, because it SCREAMS! Very unique and unusual, but good for you for using up fabric stash. I do like it, and doubt you would ever get hit by a car wearing it!  Grin

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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2013 08:58:01 AM »

I love it and I love the colors too!
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2013 06:58:36 PM »

I'm not normally one for neon anything but I adore the color combos here.
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« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2013 05:56:06 PM »

I love this! The seams look wonderful on the outside, show off that stitching  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2014 08:02:38 PM »

Neon has really grown on me in recent months and projects like this is the reason for it! I love it. It makes me want to add some neon fleece to my stash and learn how to sew clothes Smiley.
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2014 09:02:21 PM »

Neon has really grown on me in recent months and projects like this is the reason for it! I love it. It makes me want to add some neon fleece to my stash and learn how to sew clothes Smiley.

Do it! Fleece is pretty easy to work with: it's got a bit of horizontal cross-grain stretch, and since it doesn't fray you don't have to finish the edges (or even hem it, if you don't want to). Plus, this time of year it's going on sale.

My only warning about keeping it in your stash is that it's BIG, so it takes up a lot of space (but makes the stash-busting that much more satisfying). You have to get creative about where you're stashing it.
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2014 06:40:42 AM »

So brilliantly bright!!  And wonderfully cozy looking.  Love it!
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« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2014 08:23:42 PM »

Thanks for the tips, julibooli. I don't have a serger. Do you think I could still do something like this? Maybe with a zig zag stitch instead?
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2014 09:27:39 AM »

Thanks for the tips, julibooli. I don't have a serger. Do you think I could still do something like this? Maybe with a zig zag stitch instead?


Absolutely! I initially sewed the pieces together using a straight stitch, which would have been fine if I weren't going for exposed seams. So you may not even need to zig or zag!
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