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Bateau floral square shirt

Added Nov 3, 2010

by loyl8

Wauwatosa, Wisco...






I love this really easy super cute shirt. I made in less than and hour. I used a piece of poly who knows what floral stretch thrifted fabric that was in a rectangle. I folded it in half and realized its the perfect size for a top (a square) and it would have no shoulder seam. I love how great a bateau neckline can look. So I went for it.

First, I sewed side seams and left a 9" opening for the arm hole and cut a slit on the top for my noggin to go through; I measured where I wanted the top to stop at. The seam allowance was pressed open and for the arm opening the SA continued and was just folded under and pressed and a tiny piece of black stitch witch was used at the top. For the neckline after I made the right size of opening I made 2 really tiny vertical cuts in the corner and folded the neckline under and pressed and also used some tiny pieces of stitch witch to hold it in place so it looked neat without stitching. The hem on the shirt I folded under, pressed, sewed, and clipped close to the hem on the other side.

I like to pair this top with my Buffalo acid wash ankle jeans and black flats or dress it up and tuck it in with my yellow knit Sonia Rykiel skirt. (I really want to make a black and white striped circle wrap skirt to wear with it). I did add a pic of the shirt with some chrysanthemum clip/pins.

What do you think of the shirt with the flowers on it?

Material Notes

thrifted floral polyester, thread, stitch witch




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Classic, Romantic

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    Apr 6, 2011, 10.03 PMby buttoneyed

    this is such a cute top! And it looks awesome with that skirt

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    Nov 9, 2010, 08.06 PMby pixelink

    with or without the flower brooch is gorgeous, love the fabric you found.

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    Nov 4, 2010, 01.40 AMby Zane Tanqueco

    wow, it looks great!

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    Nov 3, 2010, 10.04 PMby daisytink

    Fabulous! I absolutely love the flower pin with it…that flower could completely change the look of anything it’s paired with.

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    Nov 3, 2010, 06.53 PMby pumpkinpatches

    this is really adorable. goes great with that yellow skirt!

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    Nov 3, 2010, 02.06 PMby aggelicat .)


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    Nov 3, 2010, 12.44 PMby Shira B

    wow :) really nice shirt and I loved the combination with that skirt!

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    Nov 3, 2010, 12.08 PMby la inglesita

    You´re really talented!!! From simple quick projects like this to complicated garments like your capelet, and all of them look gorgeous. The flower clip gives it a Jessica Parker look, so if you like it go for it!!

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      Nov 3, 2010, 10.12 PMby loyl8

      oohhh thank you!!! Definitely now the clip/pin will go with it!!!

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    Nov 3, 2010, 07.53 AMby lazylinchen

    Super cute! I might just make one like that tonight…

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