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Heathered Black Gathered-Sleeve T-shirt

Added Feb 19, 2011

by lanternwaste33

Pascagoula, Miss...






I created this top to wear to a concert which I was attending. Actually, I whipped it up the night before the concert (procrastination).
I used the pattern BUTTERICK 5562, View B to make it. The funny part of the story is that when I laid out my fabric, I realized I was short about 6 inches of material and that the pattern was sticking off of the fabric. So, the contrasting velvet side-stripes were born. Necessity is the mother of invention. I cut the pattern pieces about 1 inch thinner on the sides and cut out a strip of contrasting fabric about 1" wide (plus seam allowances). Then I sewed the strips to the sides of the top to make up for the missing fabric. The same thing happened when I went to cut out the sleeves. I just didn’t have enough fabric to make them in one color; but my mind was set on long sleeves, so I added the velvet to the bottom of the arm.
The squared-off design on the bodice of the top was made using doublesided 5/8" wide velvet ribbon, which I stitched down with my machine.
I love the rusching on the sides of the sleeves, because it reminds me of vintage sleeves from the 1930’s/40’s/50’s. Overall, I like the way the project turned out.

Material Notes

For the main body of the top, I used heathered black stretch tshirt knit. For the stripes on the side of the body & the lower arm sections, I used 2-way stretch velvet in black. The lines on the front of the top are made of doublesided 5/8" black velvet ribbon.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Grunge, Other, Rock, Steampunk
Knits/Jersey, Velvet



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    Mar 20, 2011, 04.24 AMby marloncosta

    This top is gorgeous! Very fashionable!

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    Mar 4, 2011, 05.52 AMby luluxo

    you have great style <3

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    Feb 25, 2011, 07.22 PMby Dupioni

    This is lovely. I also like your styling (with jeans and soft, curled hair).

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    Feb 19, 2011, 05.20 PMby zaarissima

    a beautiful shirt! great work!!!

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    Feb 19, 2011, 02.01 AMby Justine of Sew Country Chick

    Was trying to rate your project five stars but my finger hit 3 instead. I love this and the velvet touch looks high fashion.

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