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« on: January 03, 2006 08:49:31 PM »

After all this time I've been here commenting on things, putting in my two cents, using wonderful tutorials, I'm finally posting a project! 'Bout time! I just never seem to get around to it.
In this case, I couldn't help myself, as I received a serger for christmas, and this project is my very first experimentation with it!

It's my own pattern, but I didn't really draft it or anything... I never really do. i tend to throw caution into the wind. In any case it's full of first tries for all sorts of fun stuff! I haven't been making clothing since high school, and that was some time ago, so I'm feeling rather accomplished. I didn't really know what the proper term for that kind of round-lapel collar would be. anyone?

I'm very pleased how this baby came out. Note the not-so-very-puffy-puffed sleeves, the buttons that serve no real purpose, and the incorporated...er.... sash-thing. Isn't the fabric cute?!

For my next try, I'm looking forward to getting a little more creative/mischievious/venturing into the deeper end. Any suggestions or constructive criticism would be welcome!

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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2006 08:56:19 PM »

thats really cute! what tutes did you use?

the only thing i don't thing really fits is the tie sash thing.  I think it would look alot better with it just hemmed at the bottom...but thats just my opinion.
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2006 08:59:12 PM »

I love that! It looks very 50'sish, which is cool because I hardly see clothing like that anymore. The buttons and collar add a great touch! Looks nice!

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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2006 08:59:34 PM »

That's a really cute shirt.  And, I've heard it called a Peter Pan collar, but I don't know if that's an official type name for it.
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2006 09:00:15 PM »

Very lovely! Is the shirt made from t shirt fabric? I think you call the collar a peter pan collar :-)

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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2006 09:08:13 PM »

Ahhhh, Peter Pan Collar! Thanks, I was racking my brain for the term, but just wasn't coming up with it.

I didn't use any tutes for this item, actually, I was referring to purse/wallet tutes, and the general usage of general tutes. in general Cheesy This was all just made up as I went along.

I definitely had a hard time deciding what I wanted to do with the bottom. I'm pretty happy with the sash thing. I felt like it just didn't feel pulled together until i added it. But I agree now that it also would have worked without it. Maybe better!

Yeah, I picked up the fabric today, I think it's just plain old printed jersey (t-shirt) fabric. it was my first time working with stretchy fabric. i was a little nervous, but it went without a hitch!


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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2006 09:21:03 PM »

That looks lovely.  Maybe if you just put a strip of white fabric at the bottom (like the sleeves are done)  That way, the bow wouldn't take away from the rest of your top.  I still think it is nice though.  All you need now is a poodle skirt.  Cheesy

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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2006 09:52:15 PM »

Well done!  My guess is that that is a Peter Pan collar.  My only suggestion is to keep on with it because it would be a shame to waste the perfect combination of talent and serger!

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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2006 10:20:29 PM »

I love it. I really need to practice my sleeve making skills. Do you have any tips.?

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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2006 10:48:58 PM »

nice work!  looks like something you'd pay way too much for at anthropologie (you know that place?)  like i think someone else said, you might consider keeping the contrasting bottom trim but losing the bow, especially if you ever duplicated this in a "busier" pattern...but i don't mind the bow here, i like it.

the sleeves came out just puffy enough so two thumbs up there!  i don't know if you'd be able to acheieve that in a heavier weight fabric, but it'd look brilliant on a corduroy jacket, styled sort of like a denim jacket only with a more fitted waist.
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