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All White or White Out

Added Aug 12, 2010

by kelepso

Miami, Florida, ...

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Description

I made this shirt for my cousin’s White Party Celebration for her 50th birthday. Although, the emphasis is all white, I wanted something with a little more spunk. Coincidently, I came across this beautiful jersey fabric and print with a white background, grey stripes (of different gradiations) and thin silver metallic threads. As much as jersey material is difficult to work with, I love to wear it and decided to use it regardless.

I definitely wanted a casual shirt that I could dress up.

Details include: white contrasting band (around the neck), snap buttons at chest, hidden arm straps (to adjust the sleeve length) and silver buttons.

I also altered the white pants I am wearing by taking in the seat of the pants and making the leg more skinny.

Photo 1 – Sleeve Down, Photo 2 – Arms up, Photo 3 – Sleeve Straps, Photo 4 – Neckline & Photo 5 – Pants (Before)

Material Notes

jersey, snap button, silver buttons

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer, Winter
For
Men
Garment Type
Shirts
Style
Casual
Material
Other

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    Dec 26, 2010, 09.16 PMby lamildesigns

    You are bomb with the stitch skills and you have a knack for detailed and very precise details.. I love it!

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      Dec 26, 2010, 10.01 PMby kelepso

      Thank you :-)

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    Sep 27, 2010, 02.10 PMby artemis-ivorywings

    what exactly IS jersey fabric? i’ve been trying to figure that out. everyone seems to work with it, but i don’t even know what it is!

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      Sep 27, 2010, 03.12 PMby kelepso

      Jersey fabric or knit fabric is a stretchy fabric predominately used to make t-shirts like “Hanes” or “Fruit of the Loom” or other pull over t-shirts, dresses and the like.

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    Aug 15, 2010, 09.01 AMby kaiomygadd

    hey there thats what u call casual elegance, nice work Kelepso. Was it difficult to use the snap buttons on jersey?

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      Aug 15, 2010, 11.35 PMby kelepso

      No the snaps were not difficult to use at all. I would have sewed them on differently though in such a way that you couldn’t see the thread on the outside when the snaps are connected. And casual elegance is definitely the look I was going for. You said it right. Thank you for the compliment.

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    Aug 12, 2010, 03.59 PMby Peter Lappin

    Love all those great details. Nice work!

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      Aug 13, 2010, 03.36 AMby kelepso

      Thank you Peter!

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    Aug 12, 2010, 02.52 PMby mojo elgin

    wow! great job! i love it. the sparkle running thru thr stripes is a very nice, subtle touch.

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      Aug 13, 2010, 03.37 AMby kelepso

      Yeah, I think they’re great. Thank you.

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    Aug 12, 2010, 11.47 AMby elguanche

    Absolutely fantastic!

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      Aug 13, 2010, 03.37 AMby kelepso

      Thanks El Guanche. Still haven’t had a chance to chat with you online yet :-)

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    Aug 12, 2010, 10.03 AMby mitmit

    You did a great job! You look really good in that outfit!

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      Aug 13, 2010, 03.37 AMby kelepso

      :-) Thanks Mitmit

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      Aug 13, 2010, 03.37 AMby kelepso

      :-) Thanks Mitmit

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    Aug 12, 2010, 08.31 AMby adamante

    Great job, nice outfit! I

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      Aug 13, 2010, 03.38 AMby kelepso

      Thank you Adamante!

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    Aug 12, 2010, 07.22 AMby laura oprea

    Great shirt! The fabric goes very well with the pattern, love the arm straps and.. i fits you very well! :) Good job!

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      Aug 13, 2010, 03.38 AMby kelepso

      Yeah, the arm straps are cool. It allows me to wear in during the summer or the winter. Thank you Laura!

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    Aug 12, 2010, 06.45 AMby sabzarap

    Wow, nice design and perfect sewing! Good job…

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      Aug 13, 2010, 03.38 AMby kelepso

      Thank you sabzarap!

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    Aug 12, 2010, 01.32 AMby rhianna78

    Really well done!

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      Aug 13, 2010, 03.39 AMby kelepso

      Thank you Rhianna!

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