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Crisp & Clean Lemonlimeata top

Added Apr 8, 2011

by loyl8

Wauwatosa, Wisco...






After seeing the fruit fabric from Prada and Stella McCartney I had to make something. It was really hard to find fruit print fabric, but I found this on sale at Joanns and thought it was super perfect to make this shirt.I made this blouse awhile ago, but was waiting to get better pics, but no luck. Instead of making slouchy I wanted to make it very crisp and clean. I made a few mistakes with the pattern but it worked in my favor. I added a bound sleeve so when it was folded it wouldn’t show the seams. I didn’t add seam allowances (I forgot), but it fits perfect. I took about 3" off or so off the bottom, even though the length wasn’t that bad. I added a single welt pocket to the L front and used miss matched plaid and fruit buttons. I followed wzrdreams directions for step #7. I added small felt pieces behind the buttons (not quite sure why but I’ve seen it on some expensive clothes before).

I paired it with a black and white striped stretchy skirt I made. I also paired it with some dark wide legged blue jeans and the staw fedora is a must!! I really wanted better pics like always, but no one to take them. Perfect backdrop would be all greenery like a fruit tree or in an orchard.

Material Notes

Lemon Lime cotton sateen, interfacing, buttons, thread, felt



Related Techniques


Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Classic

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    Sep 1, 2011, 02.41 AMby nouvellegamine

    love the fabric you chose & love the button details :D while i really like the original pattern it looks really good a little more fitted like your’s.

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      Sep 18, 2011, 09.02 AMby loyl8

      thank you :) it is soo fun

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    Aug 26, 2011, 08.42 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona


    i love the blouse, especially the double row of buttons!

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      Aug 29, 2011, 03.17 AMby loyl8

      oh thank you!!!! can’t wait to see it :)

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    Aug 26, 2011, 04.23 PMby tungufoss

    Love the mix-n-match with the buttons. And the lemon/lime print takes me back to the summer I spent soaking the sun in Crete. Looks exceedingly well made. Very luxurious and summery all in one. Kudos! But yeah, about the felt on the back side of the buttons, I have a jacket like that (except with simpler buttons instead of felt). Never really considered why it was necessary, but it has a professional feel about it.

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      Aug 26, 2011, 04.23 PMby tungufoss

      P.S. LOVE the skirt!

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      Aug 29, 2011, 03.19 AMby loyl8

      thank you so much :)! wearing it when I can. It does feel more professional.

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    Aug 22, 2011, 04.31 PMby wzrdreams

    Rad! I love the print and the skirt you styled it with. I’m glad my tips were helpful.

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      Aug 23, 2011, 09.13 AMby loyl8

      thank you!! Its a fun top. thanks again :)

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    Aug 22, 2011, 01.14 PMby vicsguy2009

    Beautiful construction!

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      Aug 23, 2011, 09.13 AMby loyl8

      thank you!! I tried really hard for perfection.

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