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Nautical Lydia

Added Jan 3, 2011

by wzrdreams

Brooklyn, New Yo...

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Description

My second Lydia t shirt. This pattern is a great TNT pattern. I made this one size 44, which makes a loose fitting t shirt for me and a perfect fit for a nautical, breton inspired top. I am quite pleased with it and I’ve worn it several times already.

I made this mostly with my serger and with some double needle topstitching for the hems on my sewing machine. I added 1/4" twill tape to the shoulder seams. My only modification was to raise the front neck about 1.5", eliminate the facings and make a neck band instead.

Material Notes

Cotton poly blend Jersey.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Tanks/T’s
Style
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Classic, Mod, Preppy
Material
Cotton, Blends, Knits/Jersey

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    Jan 4, 2011, 02.38 PMby janul

    this is so nice on you! One of those times when I regret not having a serger :).

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    Jan 4, 2011, 12.26 AMby threadsquare

    I second carottesaugave! Look at those perfectly matched stripes. I know it’s standard to only serge knits, but I always get nervous and both stitch and serge…waste of time?

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      Jan 4, 2011, 03.06 AMby wzrdreams

      Nope, just a waste of thread! ;)

      I like how I can actually unpick an overlocked seam if I absolutely have to. It’s impossible for me to rip a stretch stitch seam though.

      One thing I did to keep those stitches lined up was to pin baste parallel to the seam line so that the fabric wouldn’t shift while serging. It worked really well I think. There is only one place where my stripes don’t match on a sleeve seam, but that is because I didn’t cut it perfectly.

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    Jan 3, 2011, 11.57 PMby carottesauvage

    Happy New YYYear! Nautical tops are my favorites and I love the neckband

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      Jan 4, 2011, 03.08 AMby wzrdreams

      Happy New Year! …and thank you! I adore nautical tops as well. I’ve got a Breton top on my knitting needles and I’m always clipping pics of nautically inspired clothing.

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      Jan 4, 2011, 07.19 PMby carottesauvage

      Breton top, you mean with the specific collar (those are called ‘vareuse’), a bit like US Navy top ?… love those also….

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      Jan 5, 2011, 12.19 AMby wzrdreams

      No, I don’t think Breton Tops have collars. A google image search gave me this: http://www.google.com/images?client=safari&rls=en&q=breton+shirt&oe=UTF-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=LcjTZecEIaBlAeopu2TDA&sa=X&oi=image_resultgroup&ct=title&resnum=2&ved=0CDgQsAQwAQ&biw=1238&bih=871

      But I do like the navy nautical shirt collars also, paired with seafarer bell bottom pants the look is so sea worthy.

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      Jan 5, 2011, 11.19 AMby carottesauvage

      Yeah ok, Breton collar is another denomination for boat collar. Do a google Image search for this very Breton brand: Armor Lux. Sure you’ll be inspired.
      And saw loads of vareuses ( interesting collar) in Britanny, hence associating them more with the ‘local folklore’

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      Jan 5, 2011, 05.54 PMby wzrdreams

      Thank you for that tip! I expecially love the versions with the solid colored shoulders and the buttons at the shoulder seams.

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