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Added Jan 28, 2010

by sarsaparilla

Brisbane, Australia






A simple top made from a thrifted bed sheet. It has an elasticated waistline and a pintucked bib. Based on McCall’s 7562, although I’ve altered it quite considerably.

My aim for the holidays has been to sew shirts to wear to uni. Here’s why: I have no nice shirts for uni, but heaps of dresses. I cannot wear dresses to pracs. Despite this, I continue sewing dresses. It’s quite the predicament.

I disciplined myself on Australia Day to sit down and make a comfy top. I dug up McCall’s 7562 “Make it Tonight, Wear it Tomorrow” Pattern and set about altering View A. All in all, it’s not too bad. Quite a few technical faults, but no one cares about grubby clothes at uni! I think it treads a very fine line between a casual blouse and a daggy pyjama top. But hey, I have another top to wear :)

More on my (new) blog !

Material Notes

Blue & white striped sheet; 3 wooden buttons; cotton lace; elastic



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Garment Type
Beach, Casual

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    Jan 29, 2010, 10.19 AMby niña blanca

    Thank U! ;)

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    Jan 28, 2010, 10.54 PMby niña blanca

    No, it great the way it is…I ment….(how to say it in english? :-) I’ll try…)

    Maybe to narow it a little bit under the white part…so that the rest of the shirt falls free… O God…I hope this sentence makes some sence… And this one too…:)

    It’s just a suggestion…I love your shirt the way you made it! Nice!!!

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      Jan 29, 2010, 07.08 AMby sarsaparilla

      Yep I understand now – that sounds like just like how I would like to make my next top :D Oh and I love your Katcha bag as well, it’s beautiful!

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    Jan 28, 2010, 08.11 PMby bttn

    i like it, cute!

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    Jan 28, 2010, 03.51 PMby medea

    love it. and i have the same problem… dresses are just so simple ^^ but I started making tops, too

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    • Sitting_down_-_gloomy_large

      Jan 28, 2010, 09.15 PMby sarsaparilla

      Thanks :) I think I’ll make another top today too. I just need to remind myself I don’t need another dress!

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      Jan 29, 2010, 11.12 PMby medea

      That’s the spirit ^^.
      Hang on…that’s a german poster/ add or something on the wall behind you in the first picture. how come? (I’m from germany, so I had to ask ;-) )

    • Sitting_down_-_gloomy_large

      Jan 29, 2010, 11.21 PMby sarsaparilla

      Oh I found some old matchbox labels on Flickr somewhere, and I thought they were cute! Mum exercises a fair bit, and can speak a bit of German, so for a joke I tacked up on her door :) I think it says ‘She thinks right, exercise is good’ – not sure thought :S

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      Jan 30, 2010, 10.50 AMby medea

      haha, great idea =)
      the translation is right, the first part anyway, the rest I can’t really see, but it makes sense with her holding the mop and all ^^

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    Jan 28, 2010, 01.29 PMby sewella

    I like it the way it is!! It’s LOVELY! Great job!

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    Jan 28, 2010, 11.46 AMby gdac

    WOW!!! This is great!

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    Jan 28, 2010, 11.12 AMby niña blanca

    I think it would also look good.

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    Jan 28, 2010, 11.11 AMby niña blanca

    I love it…it’s great…did U maybe thought about to narrow it below the breasts?

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      Jan 28, 2010, 09.18 PMby sarsaparilla

      Thanks :) Do you mean I should reduce the baginess between the bust and the waistline? I did think about this, but I decided I didn’t feel like doing anymore alterations. I probably will in the future though.

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