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Ute in pink gingham

Added May 20, 2011

by Irina Schwab

Aylesbury, Unite...

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Description

This is a classic pattern, I am sure that almost everybody has tried it!
All credits to Mirela (member of Burda), who explained how the instructions should be read and even wrote a tutorial for me!
Well, I got stuck on the collar/neck bit. Now it makes perfect sense and I will ty it again!
You will certainly notice the oversized collar, that was deliberate and definitely not an error :-))
I have teamed the shirt with a simple Tommy Hilfiger jeans skirt and a Next belt for a country casual style look.

Material Notes

Good quality pink gingham. Paid three times the normal price because i decided to purchase it from a department store. Also used Dylon starch spray to give it a tidy, “crispy” look.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Shirts
Style
Classic
Material
Cotton

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    Sep 21, 2011, 06.51 PMby tejka

    cute!

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    May 27, 2011, 04.44 PMby luluxo

    adorable! I would love to have this in my wardrobe!

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      May 29, 2011, 09.21 AMby Irina Schwab

      Then make it! :-) I never thought I can make a shirt. I believe it takes a good fabric and loads of ironing. It did not look encouraging at all when I started it, and nearly gave up when I had to attach the collar. Now this is my favourite shirt for weekends with kids.

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    May 22, 2011, 09.27 AMby zaarissima

    I love it! simply beautiful! The collar is great!

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      May 22, 2011, 05.42 PMby Irina Schwab

      Thank you, Zaarissima

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    May 21, 2011, 01.40 PMby Douli Bee

    I just love it! Great collar and the fabric is beautiful!

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      May 21, 2011, 10.31 PMby Irina Schwab

      Many thanks. You do find this gingham quite a lot in the UK, at different prices and various standards of quality. My local fabric shop sells it for £2/meter. I bought it from John Lewis department store at £8 or £10 a meter, cannot remember. It is worth it though, because it is a lot thicker and wears better.

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    May 21, 2011, 07.05 AMby Irina Schwab

    I wanted to add one more thing, just in case someone decides to make this. I have purchased the pattern online and printed it at home. I tried to print it at 90% or so, but it did not work, so it was the actual size. I used size 36! with very little allowance when I cut the pieces. I am a size 8 – 10 uk, but I would say around the bust I am a definite 10, which will make me a 38 in European sizes. The finished top looks like an UK 12, that would be a 40. I also chopped off about 10 centimeters off the bottom, because it simply looked too long. I can still tuck it in the skirt. Just a tip, cut your size without allowance and then still use 1.5 cms allowance.

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    May 21, 2011, 01.32 AMby tashmopolitan

    Simply Darling!

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    May 21, 2011, 12.52 AMby curdis

    This is so cute!

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    May 20, 2011, 10.45 PMby Irina Schwab

    Thanks, you are too kind! It has staretd to grow on me. I noticed from completed project list that everyone has got that collar big, perhaps it should be like that. God, I never worked so hard for only a blouse. The other tops took me a day (or even an evening) on average. OOps I got 3 stars rating, so something must be wrong!

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    May 20, 2011, 10.28 PMby mirela

    Oh! I love it Irina! The collar looks perfect! Looks so nice with the jeans skirt, I really like your feminine style. How did I miss this pattern? I’m on my way to choose a fabric for it right now.

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