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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Polka dot shirt

This is my second try at Simplicity 2601. The first one still isn't finished. The instructions were weird to follow for me, but ultimately brilliant. I confess before anyone sees it, I need to move that top button over some. I just needed to get the picture while I could. It will be improved upon.

Cute right? I had to wash it after I made it, and the fabric got a little twisty. I ironed as fast as I could. It had tire tracks on it from my scooter...maybe that had something to do with the twisty fabric. Like I said, that top button needs to be shifted over a bit for better coverage.


I love the way the back looks. I find the peplum style to be flattering on me.


I added a gather on the center back bodice as it was slightly wider than the midriff pieces. Looking back I probably should have just cut the midriff pieces out again, but I do like how it turned out. I remember the midriff pieces not matching last time I made this shirt either now.


Here is the cool and slightly confusing thing about this shirt. It takes single fold bias tape and encloses the front, neck and sleeve seams. Very interesting construction and kind of genius! By the way, white would have been better for a bias tape color, but with the foot situation I have to use what I've got. It's actually kind of fun!


Here is the inside back. The bias tape around the neck is one continuous piece with the pieces along center front. It is very cool. I think I will make another one of these. It will go so much quicker now I'm sure. Even better, I have my March shirt a month done! Maybe I'll even go back and finish that first one now that I get it.

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  1. Yes, make several. You and it look meant for each other.

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    1. How sweet! Now I want to make a million of them! Thanks.

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  2. I love this blouse.. Looks fantastic on you and I really like orange and white polka dot fabric.. Great choice.
    Hope your foot is getting better soon.

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    1. I have an appointment on the 27th, then hopefully I can lose the $%&*$ boot!

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  3. Looks lovely on you! I think I have a thing for polka dots. :D Patty at the Snug Bug made a few versions of this top last year, and I adored it. Maybe I need to track down this pattern. I love all the cute little details!

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    1. I bought the pattern after I saw Patty's wheat grass version. I just wasn't ready for it at the time. Thanks!

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  4. Very pretty! I've had this pattern in my to-do stack forever. I LOVE the orange dots!

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    1. I had it forever too, but and so glad it turned out. I think you should go for it!

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  5. Cute! This looks great on you! And I love the polka dots!

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    1. Thanks you so much! I love polka dots too...

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  6. I'm about to make this. Yours is incredibly awesome! I love the orange polka dot fabric.

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  7. Good luck! I can't wait to see it!

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  8. this is such a flattering cut on you. I really like it. Can't wait to see the next version.

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  9. Very nice looking top on you, Stacie!

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