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Laced-up polo shirt

Added Apr 15, 2013

by lincatz

Kitchener, Canada






Not the usual polo shirt! A few style twists turn a casual basic into something girlie and fun. This polo shirt has brushed silver eyelets and perle cotton and silk ribbon lacing in the front instead of the usual button placket. The ribbon ends in silver, metallic and turquoise beads left-over from a jewelry project for a bit of sparkle and glitz. Instead of a boxy t-shirt fit it has close-to-the-body princess seaming. The seams are all embellished with some Watercolors cotton embroidery thread by Caron threads found here: http://www.caron-net.com/stitches/stiwat.html I used one strand and a very simple running stitch to outline the princess seams, the center front seam and the edges of the collar. I used a heavy weight cotton jersey in turquoise.

The pattern is from an old German Language BurdaModen magazine dated May 1997. It was my very first burda magazine and I got it from a shop that sold everything from German groceries to lederhosen to German videos, CD’s and magazines. All the instructions were in German so I made my first burda projects with the help of a German/English dictionary and a lot of guesswork. The polo shirt has become one of my very favorites and this is the fourth or fifth time I’ve made this pattern. I will probably make it again.

Material Notes

100% cotton jersey,
Watercolors perle cotton embroidery thread,
silk ribbon,
assorted beads.




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