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« on: April 02, 2008 08:49:08 PM »

In my head, this looked great!
Now I think it may look too much like a smock or scrubs.

What do you think is wrong? 
1. The fabric is not the right fabric for this.
2. The length is funky and that's why it looks like a smock.
3. The buttons are throwing the whole thing off.
4.  It's just rubbish, and should go in the bin!

No, really, what do you think?  Would it be worth it to try it in another fabric?

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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2008 08:51:01 PM »

I really like it but I think the buttons throw it off.  Without the buttons I think it'd make your pockets look hidden.  But I do like it!
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2008 08:55:05 PM »

I like it; I do. BUT, I think you are on the right track, I would make it in different colour. The color always reminds me of hospital scrubs. I like the design a lot - maybe a crazier fabric ?  Let me know how it turns out if you make it again. Did you design it yourself?
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2008 08:55:58 PM »

I'd have to agree, it's a great shape, and the length isn't bad at all, but with a structured fabric like that it does look sort of smock-ish. I strongly suggest a knit or jersey type fabric. The fabric is gorgeous though, just in a different application. Smiley Good luck next time :p

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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2008 09:04:30 PM »

I agree a different fabric ould be better.

but for this one I'd add ties from the sides to the back; to make it more fitted & less boxy.

« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2008 09:23:01 PM »

Thanks everyone!
I just loved the fabric and had made this before:

but ended up giving it away...so with the remainder I made the 2nd one (both my design).
I was experimenting with the pocket thing.  I had intended to stitch the pocket top (where the buttons ended up) to the top piece, leaving openings for the pockets.  Of course, I ended up stitching the front to the back first, and then was too lazy to rip it apart - thus, the buttons.
I think I will try it again in another fabric.  I'll post again when I do. Grin

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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2008 10:57:48 PM »

i think its cute! it does seem quite scrub-like. my initial thought before i had read your thoughts as to why, was the fabric. but also i agree with the boxy comment. so ties might make all the difference. and while im at it...i super love the one you gave away. the neck is great!

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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2008 11:13:39 PM »

the second one that you made before looks awesome...i think maybe cause of the way it looks like its buttoned on the side and because of the collar.
the first one is a little boxy maybe if you made it more fitted it would look better.
that is an AWESOME fabric by the way

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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2008 01:31:46 AM »

I think it might be the length of the sleeves.  perhaps as a tank top it would be better? or with little cap sleeves? i like the length and the fabric... but i think the sleeves are what make it smock-like... also perhaps an empire-line drawstring. 

i really like it... with the little pockets and all. 


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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2008 05:51:37 AM »

Agree about the ties at the back, just below bust level to pull it in a little - but I think the main problem is the big expanse at top. Would a collar make it look less plain/smock-y

Took the liberty of photoshopping some terrible pix for you  Tongue (I should dig out my tablet and pen, drawing with a laptop touchpad is impossible) Standard, cowel and peter pan.

For a much nicer looking peter pan collar see the tute here: http://wiksten-made.typepad.com/photos/peter_pan_collar_tutorial/jennygordy_2.html (not mine and I've not used it, just fyi) On the peter pan one I have also taken the bottom of the sleeves (gather at the bottom and sew a strip of fabric to give a bottom puff sleeve) in to give a prettier look.

Personally I think it could look quite mod-ish with the sleeves and peter pan collar.
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