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Pin Stripe Liz

Added May 28, 2011

by mskelly

London, United K...




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I love this pattern it’s cheap, easy and it’s perfect for work. With just a few accessories the shirt can be transformed into a evening outfit BUT the pattern instructions are RUBBISH you may as well chuck them out the window and go by your own knowledge of princess seems and adding on flat neck collars or get some help from a tutorial if you don’t know how.

Also, the center front pattern piece on both sides is much to big! I cut mine down and only interfaced the section that needed it for the button holes. I also did not add on a button on the very top of the collar I would wear this slightly open necked…. The only thing I’m not happy with other than instructions is that I didn’t match up the collar pin strips ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!! But not too noticeable and it’s my first attempt at this patten I will make liz number 2 and ensure it’s matched.

Material Notes

Anything not too stiff/ thick so the normal cotton or shirting (I got this material pin striped with black and beige lines off e-bay for £.500 for 3 meters plenty left over bargain!) If you use a patterned or striped fabric…. don’t for get to match up the collar with the frount patterns as best you can my bad on this first draft.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic

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  • Christian_louboutin_pumps_0053_large

    May 30, 2011, 11.15 AMby mskelly

    Thank you for your encouragement, I can’t believe I forgot to match it up! I was getting so frustrated with the patten I think my mind went off on one doing my own thing as the worst part of the instructions is step 6… the collar! But you have suggested a good idea to get out of the mis match very original love it.
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    May 29, 2011, 10.45 PMby rogue-cellist

    This is a nice take on the pattern. I’d have completely forgotten to match up the collar stripes too. I look forward to seeing your next version of it.

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    • Sdc11375_large

      May 29, 2011, 10.46 PMby rogue-cellist

      actually I think I’d make a contrasting collar to avoid the whole stripes matching issue lol

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