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Rainy Day

Added Jun 24, 2010

by eugeniaofthe...

San Diego, Calif...






I wanted to make something comfortable and easy, something that would be cute with jeans. I used the Butterick B5211 pattern. It was a super fast pattern to make, but look like a shapeless sack when I was done, and the fabric I chose (which I love) was just a little too underwhelming once it was all sewn. I ended up putting in two darts in the back of the shirt to give the garment some shape and adding a zipper so that it could be removed easily since I tightened the fit. Then I made a Peter Pan collar and added ribbons for the detailing on the front and along the hemline and sleeves. The project turned more time consuming than I had planned, but I am very pleased with the final result.

Material Notes

Cotton from Ikea, grosgain and satin ribbons, broadcloth for the collar, zipper.




Garment Type
Casual, Romantic
Cotton, Blends

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    Jun 28, 2010, 05.33 PMby eugeniaofthewasps

    Thanks everyone! I really appreciate the comments… :)

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    Jun 27, 2010, 04.38 PMby fairyprincess

    adorable collar!

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    Jun 26, 2010, 03.16 AMby littlewren

    totally fab! Love the front detailing! : ) and sweet Ikea fabric! you used it really well!

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    Jun 25, 2010, 07.05 PMby twoboos

    This is GREAT!!! how you saw that top in that pattern is beyond my skills!!! well done! awesome tats by the way!

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    Jun 25, 2010, 06.30 PMby mad4fabric

    absolutely love this top – the fabric, the pattern and how looks on you … and a perfect combination with the jeans. i think i would’ve done the same re darts at back. your whole look is grgeous :)

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    Jun 25, 2010, 02.12 PMby sunnilj9

    It’s absolutely darling! I really love the collar and tie details! Sweet fabric too!

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    Jun 25, 2010, 01.09 AMby madstitchress

    So cute, Ms. E!!! Nice details, love it!

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    Jun 25, 2010, 12.28 AMby tinybows

    Oh, PS. Your glasses rule.

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    Jun 25, 2010, 12.28 AMby tinybows


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