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Polyester Devil

Added Jan 3, 2011

by mwelland

Ontario, Canada






I found this vintage fabric at the Salvation Army for only a couple dollars, and loved the stripes. However, it was hell to work with. It’s the kind of fabric that runs like pantyhose, and matching the stripes down the side was horrible. I really wrestled with this pattern as well. It was oceans too big, which didn’t help the wide, low cut neck. It was difficult to take in because of the raglan sleeve. I took it apart and remade it about three times, before I gave up and changed the neckline by topstitching below the bust and sewing up the two front pieces. My only triumph was matching the stripes along the seams below the bust. I still love the stripes, though!!

Material Notes

Some kind of olyester knit (never again!)


Garment Type
Knits/Jersey, Polyester

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    Apr 5, 2011, 11.40 PMby peaches2218

    It does indeed sound devilish, but the result is very cute. And hey, you won!

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    Feb 7, 2011, 02.05 AMby jmhair

    I really enjoy your version of this top. I want to try it, and have heard a lot of people writing about the size discrepancy

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      Feb 8, 2011, 07.40 PMby mwelland

      Yep, the sizing is really large, which is difficult to take in because of the raglan sleeve. I’d recommend measuring a t-shirt that you already have that fits well and comparing the measurements to the pattern. I ended up taking it in by at least 2 sizes, probably 3. Good luck!!!

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    Jan 3, 2011, 01.40 PMby mwelland

    Thanks guys! It’s good to know that the hard work payed off!

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    Jan 3, 2011, 12.54 PMby joost52

    That’s a very nice shirt! Good job :)

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    Jan 3, 2011, 10.28 AMby nookie

    it was worth all the work – i think this is my favourite version of this pattern

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