Emily (can't believe i did it!)

Added Feb 23, 2008

by podge

Manchester, Unit...

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This is my Emily shirt. I thought this pattern might be a bit advanced for me, but with some serious patience and one of my husbands old shirts (that i took apart in order to see how it was done! its not cheating really!!!) i did it, and it only took just over a day! I am really proud of this and it is another addition to my work wear wardrobe. I used stripey on the under side of the collar and cuffs and also on the inside off the collar, i also hid the seams for the cuffs on the inside to give a neater finish. I managed to attach the sleeves on the first attempt! I have got quite long arms (my husband says i have monkey arms!) and i thought i could do without the elastic but they were far to long and i think it is a nice little touch.

Material Notes

grey cotton and multi coloured cotton

Difficulty

Novice

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Credits

my husband for his constructive criticism, and providing me with food and water.

My dog (Dave) for keeping me company

MTV for providing the tunes!

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    Feb 26, 2008, 11.31 AMby podge

    i wore this shirt today and somebody asked me if it was Paul Smith!!!! it was a great feeling to say ‘well actually no, i made it myself’

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    Feb 24, 2008, 05.06 PMby wendyxo

    Looks great. I love your choice of contrasting fabric.

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    Feb 23, 2008, 04.43 PMby yoshimi

    Looks very nice on you! I love the combination of fabrics, too.

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    Feb 23, 2008, 03.51 PMby ceregana

    nice colours indeed.

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    Feb 23, 2008, 03.40 PMby polychromatin

    Really cool :) Nice combination of fabrics. Btw. my dog is also named Dave :D

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    Feb 23, 2008, 02.02 PMby queenb

    Very nice! How are your collegues reacting to your new selfmade wardrobe? You must be so proud because the things you make look really lovely.

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http://burdastyle.com//projects/emily-cant-believe-i-did-it