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I love my stripes

Added Aug 3, 2010

by tangerinesam...

Portland, Oregon...




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A lovely top from my beloved Japanese Pattern Book
Style C
When I first saw this new Japanese Pattern book (blogged here) I knew I had to make this striped shirt. I was totally giddy when I found a very similar striped knit at Mill End. I got even more excited when I realized it was a Helmut Lang remnant. Unfortunately I made the mistake probably every seamster makes in life: I didn’t wash the fabric. It is a synthetic blend (which I usually avoid) and so I thought it wouldn’t shrink. Even though I washed it in cold water, it shrunk more then probably 10%. The other downfall this fabric unfortunately has: it’s not high summer appropriate. Once finished (and it needs a lot of handstitching to be so neat) I put it on immediately. And rode my bike in the summer heat to pick up L. Needless to say, I got heated and I started to smell. Not the nicest combination. The pictures above are post-washing (and after having taken a shower, trust me) Still doesn’t look too bad. And when worn tucked into high waisted skirts, it looks quite hot.

Material Notes

Synthetic blend from Helmut Lang found at Mill End




Garment Type
Casual, Classic

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    Aug 19, 2010, 08.10 PMby melyssa

    This is fab!

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    Aug 8, 2010, 10.54 AMby Laura Currie

    I love your top. I could see myself wearing it. You did an excellent job with it. Love, love, love it, well done xx

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    Aug 6, 2010, 06.43 PMby fabricaddict

    I also love your stripes!

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    Aug 5, 2010, 07.20 PMby smallone

    When I saw this in combo with you Marie I wondered if you’d made it….love it a lot.

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    Aug 5, 2010, 09.01 AMby sandrasews

    Looks fantastic! Form over function I say!

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    Aug 4, 2010, 12.00 PMby nikkishell

    Oh that’s good!

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    Aug 4, 2010, 01.27 AMby nettie

    I love it!! It looks great with both bottoms!

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      Aug 4, 2010, 05.32 AMby tangerinesamurai

      Thank you! I think I’ll do a 2nd version too. Just to have a longer top. It’s a neat pattern.

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