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3-D Blooms Sweatshirt

Added Mar 9, 2015

by saxsilverain

Espoo, Finland






as you can see (i hope, from the last few pics), the fabric consists of 2 layers, jersey on the bottom, organza on the top, and they’re both printed with the exact same print & repeats. they called it the 3-D fabric. cool, eh? so the idea is that you completely separate the 2 layers apart, and sew them however you like, but still align them so that when you move in it, the viewer of your fabric will see a 3-D-like print instead of a normal print.

i got only 60 cm of it, thinking that i would put the jersey parts as the bodice and the organza parts as the sleeves. it would’ve been enough… but then i felt like that wouldn’t do justice to the fabric. there certainly wouldn’t be any 3-D effect at all!

and so, as usual, a change of plan happened. i decided to make the bodice using both layers, and then the sleeves from the organza and the cuffs & hem from the jersey. just that i had to be more creative to make my arms fit the sleeves, because the organza alone, or what was left of it, wasn’t wide enough. so i sewed strips of the jersey fabrics to the middle part of the sleeves all the way to the end to add to the width. for the neckline, instead of just sewing the seam allowances in like i would when sewing jersey fabrics, this time i used narrow bias tape to make it look a bit more neat (from outside, at least!).

this was one of those projects that didn’t need any pattern. i am loving the dazzling & dizzying 3-D effect on the bodice!

also posted on my blog .

Material Notes

60 cm of double layered fabric (150 cm wide).




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Other, Romantic
Knits/Jersey, Organza

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    Mar 11, 2015, 03.22 PMby sewing fanatic

    love it, looks amazing!!!

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      Mar 11, 2015, 09.04 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you so much! :)

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    Mar 10, 2015, 10.34 AMby carottesauvage

    So cool!

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      Mar 10, 2015, 06.38 PMby saxsilverain

      isn’t it?! that’s why i just had to have the fabric, LOL! thanks heaps!!

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    Mar 10, 2015, 02.18 AMby floralgirl

    Marvellous fabric and you chose the right pattern too. Perfectly individual for you.

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      Mar 10, 2015, 06.38 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you very much!! i’ll be wearing this a lot to invite spring to come here! ;)

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    Mar 9, 2015, 11.01 PMby liliv-1

    Where did you find this amazing fabric? The print is very sweet and the 3D effect makes it even more interesting! And as always your sewing is very nice. 10/10 for this fabulous top!

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      Mar 10, 2015, 06.37 PMby saxsilverain

      oh, Liliv, if you only knew how much your comment means to me! <3 thank you so very much!!

      i got this fabric at a local fabric store called Eurokangas. they only had this one 3-D fabric, no other colour/print, but hopefully they will have more coming soon!

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    Mar 9, 2015, 10.42 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Just fabulous!! Lucky you :)

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      Mar 10, 2015, 06.35 PMby saxsilverain

      LOL, thanks, my friend! i’m sure something similar will come to your fabric store as well, as you always manage to get the best fabrics! ;)

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      Mar 10, 2015, 10.11 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Cheers to you! :-)

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    Mar 9, 2015, 10.22 PMby RedBelka

    Very interesting fabric! The top is gorgeous!

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      Mar 10, 2015, 06.34 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you! it certainly is a special fabric! :D

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    Mar 9, 2015, 09.41 PMby Mary Athey

    It’s just gorgeous and what stunning fabric. I love this top x

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      Mar 10, 2015, 06.33 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you very much, Mary!! <3

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