Cavalli Cut-Out Shirt

Added Jul 26, 2014

by saxsilverain

Espoo, Finland

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Description

let me begin by telling you how happy i was when i was able to get this fabric for such a bargain! it has a tiny faulty, so it became a lot cheaper than the original price, but i can guarantee you, it’s authentic Just Cavalli fabric.

t was a small piece, yet again, probably around 70 cm. it’s a crepe polyester fabric, so it has a bit of stretch in it.

while i could’ve gone for a safer & easier choice like a skirt, i of course decided that i want to make a shirt out of it. and not just any old shirt. i wanted it to have cut-out details and to combine it with this tulle fabric, just to jazz it up a little.

and of course what happened next was a disaster. i couldn’t figure out how to make the cut-out holes nicely without doing so much work over and over again, and after struggling to finish it for 2 days, i finally left the project untouched for about a month. i got so depressed and lost all my confidence in sewing altogether, thinking that if i can’t make this simple shirt, how would i ever be a good seamstress?? and another thing is that i’m the kind of person who just can’t seem to move on when i encounter an obstacle. i like doing things in order, so when i was stuck with this project, i couldn’t even start a new sewing project, because i felt like i just had to finish this one first. :p

but last week, i took a deep breath and finally took this project out from the closet again. i re-worked it as best as i could, stitched some of them by hand, and finally now it’s done. now the cut-out holes are just how i wanted them to be.

i didn’t use any pattern for this, of course. just cut the fabric, sew, and when it failed (it happened multiple times with this one) i improvised as best as i could.

i have no idea how the hand-stitches are going to withstand the washing, but whatever. i’ll think about those problems later. right now, i want to celebrate the weirdness!

Material Notes

about 70 cm of polyester crepe,
about 20 cm of soft tulle.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Shirts
Style
Casual, Classic, Other
Material
Polyester

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    Sep 1, 2014, 08.06 AMby loulourosa

    you make such nice things!

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      Sep 1, 2014, 08.22 PMby saxsilverain

      aw, thanks so much! your comment made my day! :)

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    Aug 1, 2014, 06.14 PMby carottesauvage

    what a great fabric and as mentioned below, great fabric combo!

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      Aug 3, 2014, 03.25 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you again for your kind words! :)

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    Jul 28, 2014, 12.54 PMby kisses

    Nicely done….love the print

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      Aug 3, 2014, 03.24 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you, kisses! you know how i feel about prints. :D

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    Jul 27, 2014, 08.11 PMby Elina Belova

    I’m glad that you continued to finish the project. The shirt is outstanding. High fashion for sure.

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      Jul 27, 2014, 08.32 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you so much for your kind words! i’m glad too, now i can finally move on to my next projects, LOL. :D

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    Jul 26, 2014, 11.39 PMby liliv-1

    you did a wonderful job, I love this top!

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      Jul 27, 2014, 08.30 PMby saxsilverain

      aww, thanks! i don’t think i’ll ever do this design again though, LOL… once is enough, for now. :D

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    Jul 26, 2014, 08.38 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Congrats wiht your super Cavalli shirt! You have done a great job and I love the combination with the tulle! Cheers my friend! ;o)

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      Jul 27, 2014, 08.30 PMby saxsilverain

      oooh, if you only knew how close i was to tears and ripping them apart, LOL :D (sewing can really be emotional sometimes!) but your comment makes me smile real wide! thank you so much!

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      Jul 31, 2014, 03.20 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s nice to hear! Keep up the good work! ;o) ♪♫

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