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Gravity Rules

Added Oct 19, 2010

by carottesauvage

London, United K...






Patter Magic Volume 1/ bow tie with long sleeves, hidden button strap, worn with a ‘stone-washed’ copy of US navy trousers made 2 years ago. The bow is a bit too long and drops over but I don’t mind. I just have to lean backward to keep it standing thus improving my overall posture. I sadly omitted darts on the sides, it is a bit too narrow (wearing a long sleeves tee-shirt underneath doesn’t help).
Darts are no laughing matter, gravity rules.

Material Notes





Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic

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    Aug 26, 2015, 09.33 AMby SassyT

    Cool top. Would you mind me sharing this on SSB in the future? I link to your post and let you know when shared. https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

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    Feb 10, 2011, 03.42 PMby smvphotography

    classiest bow i’[ve ever seen!

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    Jan 3, 2011, 03.39 PMby asako

    I love the way your shirt remind me of a very rough sketch of drawings by designers, sharp yet flowing lines on the drawings which are lost in the real garments often, but your shirt carries them with it. By the way I love your trousers too, you say you made them but how come denim is so fashionably faded? You say “stone-washed” does it mean you “stone-washed”them? If so, could you post a tip or how to for it? Many thanks!

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    Oct 26, 2010, 05.53 PMby zozowahine

    This is straight up amazing!!!!!! Looks so cool, the concealed buttons are a nice additional detail that I could never be arsed to attempt. You take projects to the next level! xxx

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    Oct 24, 2010, 04.46 PMby Jessica Finch

    I would really like to know how you made those pants they are just darling and might help my problem of never being able to find pants that fit.

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      Oct 24, 2010, 04.57 PMby carottesauvage

      I copied US navy trousers. I had an old pair which was to big (and damaged)so I graded it to my size.hope that helps

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    Oct 22, 2010, 08.16 PMby bola

    I LOVE this outfit! It rocks girl!!! You’re really tempting me to buy that pattern cutting book!!!bxxx

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    Oct 21, 2010, 10.09 PMby marloncosta

    WOW! I love it!

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    Oct 21, 2010, 01.59 PMby polychromatin

    You look gorgeous in it! I love the bow, verys eyecatching!

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    Oct 20, 2010, 07.09 PMby kleinfee

    Perfect and unique! I How can you do such a great job?! You´re a “wahre Künstlerin”! love both – trousers and blouse.

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    Oct 20, 2010, 04.50 PMby saxsilverain

    wow, after quite a long hiatus (from sewing), you’re back with a bang! love love LOVE the blouse, ESPECIALLY because the bow is oversized! :D great job!

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    Oct 20, 2010, 04.15 PMby chillwear

    Love the top and the jeans, did you use a pattern for the jeans?

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      Oct 23, 2010, 03.01 PMby carottesauvage

      Thanks! I copied a pair of US navy trousers.

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    Oct 20, 2010, 01.43 PMby loulourosa

    This blouse is lovely, very stylish!

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    Oct 20, 2010, 11.43 AMby stephiaffi

    Yes, you are back with projects! I’ve missed your projects. Your sense of style is phenomenal and I absolutely adore this blouse + pants combo. Pattern magic is much talked about, I think I need to get my hands on a copy soon!

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    Oct 20, 2010, 11.13 AMby sewella

    Lovely choice of fabric and colour for a lovely shirt with a stunning twist!

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    Oct 20, 2010, 10.24 AMby miss-g

    A blouse with a twist – literally! All your creations are such a work of art. Nice to see your work again.

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    Oct 20, 2010, 09.53 AMby ghainskom

    How is that bow IRL? Can you sport it to work or do you feel silly wearing it? Also, I think starching it could help it stay up :)

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    Oct 20, 2010, 09.51 AMby ghainskom

    Love both the blouse and the trousers. I like how you changed the patternmagic pattern to make it a blouse. So dramatic! I thought the pants were a Ruby variation but Ruby doesn’t have that insert in the back and the front closure is different too. Please, keep uploading your creations!

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    Oct 20, 2010, 09.50 AMby anajan

    Another masterpiece! I like how you made it look quite casual but with a twist. Also, it’s great that you’ve made it with front button closure rather than as a shift blouse (since all the variations I’ve seen were “just” copies of the original draft). The combination with the pants is perfect! I’ve gotta get my hands on that book, especially now that there’s an English version! You’re so inspiring… It’s soo good to see your works again (I’m a parrot, I know ;-))

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      Oct 20, 2010, 04.11 PMby carottesauvage

      Thank you Ana. I had a huge amount of unfinished creations from the time I started researching for my thesis, now I can finally finish them off and post them one by one. In the future, I would like to concentrate on one garment at a time…easier said than done!x

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    Oct 20, 2010, 08.47 AMby ichigogirl

    Aaaaw, I really love both the trousers and the blouse… you have such a great sense of style!

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    Oct 20, 2010, 08.26 AMby juebejue

    wait a min, did you stone wash them urselves?!

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      Oct 20, 2010, 08.37 AMby carottesauvage

      Yes, over the last two years, letting the lime scale of my washing machine doing the job ;)! I have been wearing them a lot. They used to be densely navy blue (I sported them with my blouse Post-Raphaelite, I had just made them at that time)

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    Oct 20, 2010, 08.25 AMby juebejue

    i noticed that you made two of the same sailor trousers, i actually really love them and all the buttons. may have to copy them!

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    Oct 20, 2010, 08.05 AMby paunnet

    I’m waiting for the book to arrive, and then I’ll attempt this pattern too. Your version is really beautiful!

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    Oct 20, 2010, 05.42 AMby apfelbluete

    this blouse is fantastic! I am overwhelmed and speechless! Its insanely elegant!

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      Oct 22, 2010, 05.12 PMby carottesauvage

      Thanks so much for your sweet comments!

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    Oct 20, 2010, 02.43 AMby runningwithscissors1

    Cool shirt! It would seem that the tie might get in the way sometime, but still a cool statement. Must say that I love the jeans!

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    Oct 20, 2010, 01.26 AMby nessys

    Wow – that shirt is beautiful! And those trousers too – this is a fab ensemble and you look fab in it. Lovely, lovely, lovely!

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      Oct 25, 2010, 08.09 PMby carottesauvage

      Thank you Nessy! You make my day!

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    Oct 19, 2010, 10.40 PMby tamsinwp

    The shirt is great and I love the trousers too!

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    Oct 19, 2010, 10.24 PMby dabura

    stylish and very original. great job.

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      Oct 25, 2010, 08.08 PMby carottesauvage

      Thanks for your kind comment!

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    Oct 19, 2010, 09.51 PMby lunatepetal

    love the shirt! I’ve seen the book somewhere(can’t remember), and I have to check into it!

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    Oct 19, 2010, 09.00 PMby teja teja

    i know it’s about shirt, but i must say: love trousers=)

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      Oct 19, 2010, 09.26 PMby carottesauvage

      Thanks! This is my favorite pair of trousers. I need to make some more,

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      Oct 20, 2010, 07.59 PMby teja teja

      where can i get pattern(if it’s possible?

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      Oct 22, 2010, 05.13 PMby carottesauvage

      I opened old navy trousers that I owned a decade ago

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      Oct 22, 2010, 08.01 PMby teja teja

      oh….thanks anyway=)

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