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« on: March 02, 2010 11:21:30 AM »

So this week I've made three shirts... one was a pretty basic raglan tee that I didn't take pictures of, but I had some fun taking pictures of the other two.
The first one is

It was from a very 90's pattern and I was really unsure if I was going to like it. In the end, it turned out really soft and comfy and I like the draping. It was incredibly easy to make.
The fabric I got on clearance for a ridiculous price.. it was something like 70 cents a metre. It's terrific to wear and was nice to work with. I have the same fabric in purple to make a dress for my roommate and look forward to working with it again.

(bigger version, clicky here http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2677/4401469429_a73d1e4dcd_o.jpg)
This shirt I am super proud of! Usually I'm a totally lazy sewer, but this time I decided to go really slow and make something I was proud of. It worked. The pattern had one step that was incomprehensible, but I fudged it and even that part worked out. It looks really good untucked with the jeans I was wearing in the other picture.
The pattern was a vintage pattern inherited from my grandmother. I think it was my aunt's when she was younger. That meant, of course, that the sizing was very old fashioned. This is apparently a size 14 (and while I'm not teeny-tiny, I know I'm usually a modern 6 or 8) so I wasn't sure it would fit. The measurements usually don't help me as I generally need to go larger and tailor things to fit, but it turned out alright. I had to adjust the sleeves and collar a bit to be comfortable (and they are still a bit tighter than I usually wear) but because of the fit of the shirt, it didn't require any tailoring. It's supposed to be loose and draping :)
And for fun, the pictures from the pattern (I copied the poses for the pictures, heehee)

Oh gosh, I didn't even think of posting close up shots. Thanks, julibooli!
So- details!

(bigger version- clicky here http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4039/4401469425_098d70248d_o.jpg)
« Last Edit: March 02, 2010 12:16:28 PM by tuffie » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2010 11:45:39 AM »

That's great that you were able to reuse an old family pattern, and what a funny idea to copy those ridiculous poses! I love the green fabric. How about some close-up shots of the blouse? Nice work!

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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2010 03:31:44 PM »

love these, so fun and girly.

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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2010 12:03:51 AM »

great job, love the pics, thank you! loving the pink(?) one <3 Smiley

« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2010 02:41:58 PM »

Haha, yes, it is pink. Very pink Smiley
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2010 03:48:30 PM »

cute! I love the second top!

« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2010 09:29:52 AM »

Love both of them, but that vintage top is awesome! I love that you used an old family pattern. It turned out so great! Thanks for sharing the closeups.
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