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Sam's Desira

Added Oct 27, 2009

by smanf

London, United K...






This was my second project, but the first one I finished. I had 2 pieces of fabric and 2 patterns, this and the JJ. I wasn’t sure how the stripey fabric would come out, but I thought it would suit the Desira better than the JJ, so off I set with my scissors.
I managed it – a size 38 – out of 1.7m of fabric, and that still gave me enough to make a longer belt and to choose whether it had horizontal or vertical stripes.
I cut the neckband pieces so that the stripes were in line with the body, added a few extra press studs and ta-daah…..and I’ve had comments (nice ones!) every time I’ve worn it – thanks BS!

Material Notes

100% cotton – think it’s a Paul Smith remnant, washed first to take care of shrinkage.




Garment Type

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    May 29, 2015, 01.56 PMby Rehanamark

    This is my fav

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    Aug 3, 2010, 03.03 AMby loriquesada

    This is really lovely! My favorite of all the ones I’ve seen.

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    Jun 4, 2010, 10.36 PMby graveflower

    This is stunning, like something one would find on a rack at Nordstroms for $300. Great job.

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    Oct 30, 2009, 11.18 PMby yelennna

    I like this.Great!

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    Oct 28, 2009, 07.20 PMby smanf

    Thank you for the comments everyone – I love that about this site, it’s such a boost!

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    Oct 28, 2009, 06.33 PMby sewneenee

    Lovely top and great design choices too!!

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    Oct 28, 2009, 06.14 PMby gtangel

    ooh this is lovely!! great job

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    Oct 28, 2009, 04.52 PMby anneliesgils

    This is great, it looks really professional. Well done!

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    Oct 28, 2009, 02.52 AMby arete999

    Looks just great!

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    Oct 28, 2009, 02.23 AMby sew4my3

    Great choice of fabric and I can understand why you are getting so many compliments on it. It really is beautiful! Keep up the awesome sewing!

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