Added Nov 3, 2010
I love this really easy super cute shirt. I made in less than and hour. I used a piece of poly who knows what floral stretch thrifted fabric that was in a rectangle. I folded it in half and realized its the perfect size for a top (a square) and it would have no shoulder seam. I love how great a bateau neckline can look. So I went for it.
First, I sewed side seams and left a 9" opening for the arm hole and cut a slit on the top for my noggin to go through; I measured where I wanted the top to stop at. The seam allowance was pressed open and for the arm opening the SA continued and was just folded under and pressed and a tiny piece of black stitch witch was used at the top. For the neckline after I made the right size of opening I made 2 really tiny vertical cuts in the corner and folded the neckline under and pressed and also used some tiny pieces of stitch witch to hold it in place so it looked neat without stitching. The hem on the shirt I folded under, pressed, sewed, and clipped close to the hem on the other side.
I like to pair this top with my Buffalo acid wash ankle jeans and black flats or dress it up and tuck it in with my yellow knit Sonia Rykiel skirt. (I really want to make a black and white striped circle wrap skirt to wear with it). I did add a pic of the shirt with some chrysanthemum clip/pins.
What do you think of the shirt with the flowers on it?
thrifted floral polyester, thread, stitch witch
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