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Pleated Short Wide Top

Added Nov 23, 2012

by Meldbombs

Brooklyn, Ny, Un...






I made it out of a sheet because it was supposed to be a test drive, honestly I expected it to be a major fail but I am satisfied with the way it came out and will probably redo it in a nicer cotton solid. I added an inverted box pleat in the center front with partial topstitching and a box pleat in the back with full topstitching and a small tail at the hem. The neckline is finished with a bias strip, this is my first time sewing a shirt, so it is also my first time bias finishing a neckline, it is not as smooth as it could be, especially at the point in the back where the ends are joined, but it will do until I get better. The guide for bias finishing at Coletterie really helped. I am also not completely happy with the way my sleeve hem came out, unfortunately my free arm proved essentially useless for this, it is too thick! Anyway tell me what you think! Maybe in the future I will do a Peter Pan collar instead of bias. I also finished the seams neatly, I find the inside to be just as important as the outside.

Material Notes

beige poly/cotton blend




Garment Type
Cotton, Blends, Polyester

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    Nov 25, 2012, 09.29 AMby Mary Athey

    the sevond photo shows it of great.it looks really good on you x

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      Nov 25, 2012, 03.21 PMby Meldbombs

      Thanks! Inwould have to say this is an improvement over my last burda project which was kind of a fail, I have done way nicer skirts than that lol! I see your pictures come out well, mine always seem stretched out, what format do you use?

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