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Getting Plaid

Added Nov 10, 2014

by saxsilverain

Espoo, Finland

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Description

a stroll around the mall one day made me change my mind about plaids. suddenly i did not feel as allergic to plaids anymore, and when i saw the perfect plaid fabric, i just decided on a whim to get it.

the fabric is wool or wool blend, and although it’s kind of a tight-knit like a coat fabric, it’s still somewhat lightweight. perfect for this purpose.

i did not use any pattern for this project, as you can see, the shapes of the parts are basically just straight. i cut 2 squares for the front and back bodice & cut out a small bit of the top center parts for necklines, and then 2 rectangles for the sleeves. only afterwards i shaped the sleeves to be a bit smaller towards the ends so they won’t look too over-sized. lastly, i cut 1 long rectangle for the hem. to make the sweatshirt look a bit more interesting, i decided to add a small patch of tulle between the bodice and the sleeves. these were also just small rectangles.

i’m actually loving this plaid sweatshirt. now i can say that i have officially got plaid.

also posted on my blog.

Material Notes

1 m of lightweight tight-knit wool fabric (140 cm wide),
about 10 cm of tulle fabric for detail.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Other
Style
Casual, Classic, Preppy
Material
Tulle, Wool

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    Oct 21, 2016, 09.51 PMby freaky-philomeen

    did I just find a new sewing muse in you? I think so ;)) truly love your projects, you are so talented and creative

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    Nov 12, 2014, 04.18 PMby pinkgribble

    Wow great top, like the little see-through detail…….cheeky but nice.

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      Nov 13, 2014, 06.04 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you! i felt like it could use a bit of cheekiness, otherwise it would be quite boring, maybe? :D

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    Nov 10, 2014, 11.33 PMby Mary Athey

    Fantastic top. I love everything about this x

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      Nov 11, 2014, 11.59 AMby saxsilverain

      thank you Mary, you’re so sweet!

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    Nov 10, 2014, 09.05 PMby PennyMac

    I’m a bit suspicious of plaid too, but I like your top. The sheer bits make an interesting contrast and the plaid does look kinda cool.

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      Nov 11, 2014, 11.58 AMby saxsilverain

      yay, i’m not the only one who feels that way about plaids! LOL :D i think to me it’s okay if the plaid pattern is rather big, and if it’s a sweatshirt or coat… but we’ll see if i would ever do any other plaid stuffs. :D

      thanks so much for your lovely comment!

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    Nov 10, 2014, 06.13 PMby SassyT

    Love it!

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      Nov 11, 2014, 11.56 AMby saxsilverain

      thank you, Sassy! :)

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    Nov 10, 2014, 04.52 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very interesting! Love the sleeves with the tulle insert – great idea :-) Very well done!

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      Nov 11, 2014, 11.56 AMby saxsilverain

      thanks so much, Ellen! still trying to use all these fabric scraps in my closet, that’s why i need to get a bit more creative, LOL

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      Nov 11, 2014, 02.17 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s great! I think you do it very well :-) That’s my intention too!

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    Nov 10, 2014, 04.30 PMby liliv-1

    I think you made an impeccable start with plaids, your top is absolutely gorgeous. I want to make one too, these tulle insersare very inspiring!!

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      Nov 11, 2014, 11.55 AMby saxsilverain

      thank you liliv, and oh, please do make one too! :D would love to see your version!

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