mercredi 7 juillet 2010

Vintage shirt

Hello friends, I hope everyone's doing fine! Today I'd like to show you a shirt I made from a vintage shirt dress pattern. When I received Simplicity 4050 I was thrilled to discover that it was one of these personal fit patterns with three different lengths to choose according to your measurements. I took the medium pieces and the fit is indeed great, I didn't have to alter it as I usually do. As I used a very light fabric, some white cotton with thin, bright embroidered stripes I knew it wouldn't work for a fully skirted dress so I made a top instead^^. The peplum is a simple gathered band of fabric, I didn't put the sleeves because I felt the shirt would look more summery without them and I added a sewn-on self-made belt to tie on the side. Now, I like my shirt but there's a little problem: as you can see the buttons are not centered. That's because I wanted to make a double row of buttons and I was SURE I had enough to make it work. Well guess what, I'm ONE button short :( And I bought them in Japan so if by any chance there are some more in the little Tokyo shop where I found them I'll be able to fix this mistake when I go there again. See you!

9 commentaires:

  1. So pretty! Love the fabric and the peplum. Wish I had the confidence to adapt vintage patterns like that!

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  2. It's sooooo gorgeous! Amazing work. What a genius you are, using the pattern in this way. I wouldn't have noticed the button mis-allignment if you hadn't have mentioned it. I'll let you know if I randomly find myself in Tokyo any time soon! xxx

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  3. How cute! I've often wondered if this sort of alteration would work; I guess it does!

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  4. Wow, you did a great job on that shirt, it's lovely!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  5. That's a totally cute blouse. The peplum makes it unique.

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  6. Can I just tell you how much I love everything you make? This, and your holiday wardrobe, to die for! ;) So inspiring.

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  7. I adore your idea for making a blouse form a dress pattern. I'm going to link up to you.
    Jana

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