19.6.14

Paisley Tee

I had to leave work early today to tend to a sick child.  The silver lining was that I got in an hour at the sewing machine, to make a t-shirt totally out of remnants.


My inspiration was the Solvo Tunic from Anthropologie.



My starting point was the Lisa Top from Stylearc.  I rounded out the V neckline.  It is a different shaped neckline to my inspiration top, but that would be easy enough to change next time.  It only occurred to me afterwards that I could have used the horizontal seam line between the two fabrics to put in an unobtrusive dart.  Next time.  I didn't notice the rolled up sleeves on the inspiration top until my daughter pointed them out, but I would not have had enough fabric to do that anyway.

Last time I used this pattern, I made it up in a cotton lycra and was disappointed with the fit of the sleeve / shoulder.  The fabric I used today was a drapey rayon knit, which is much more forgiving.  I don't usually stabilise the shoulders in my knits (in spite of all that advice...but really, in the past I haven't found it necessary), but the top photo shows the shoulder - sleeve seam slipping off my shoulders, so I guess it wouldn't have hurt this time.

Tonight I wore it with jeans, and felt comfortable wearing it....a quietly casual top that fills a gap in my wardrobe.  It does look better with blue jeans than the khaki shorts, but I was trying to show it compared to the inspiration version.

3 comments:

  1. Really love that top. That paisley fabric is fantastic.

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  2. Looks great. Yay for using up scraps and making something cool.

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  3. Love the mismatch of fabrics. I've been making a lot of scrap busting tees recently.

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