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Seaside Square-Neck Shirt

Added Jun 24, 2017

by sewing fanatic

Nth Is, New Zealand






Shirt with Bat Sleeves – Burdastyle 04/2015 #123A

I made this top in a lightweight woven from an offcut’s bundle I got once at the fabric store. Just had enough material, the print hints at horizontal striping. A heavier fabric would give it nice body but I’m still happy with the summery results. Though I probably should have pulled the top neckline edge inside more, I like the square look coming through. For neatening the seams I zigzagged twice and made them rolled; with a serger I’m sure they’d be quicker and tidier defo! Location: Takapuna

Material Notes

Lightweight woven cotton blend (cream and blue abstract stripes), iron-on interfacing (double sided)




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Beach, Vintage
Chiffon, Cotton, Blends, Linen, Silk

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    Sep 20, 2017, 08.18 AMby sewing fanatic

    finally got pics done for this top today, been lazy haha. it is nice and cooling to wear; worn with the brown trousers i made at patternmaking classes a year ago lol. i’ll just fix the photos then upload…if i can remember how lol

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    Jul 24, 2017, 06.56 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    So pretty! I can feel the sea breeze! Beautiful top in “greek” colors :-)

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      Jul 24, 2017, 07.23 PMby sewing fanatic

      thanks so much doll! now all i need is the backdrop: a wonderful sunny vacay in Greece hahaha! xx

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    Jul 9, 2017, 06.43 PMby izbott

    This is lovely resort wear! I never really looked at this pattern before but, your version is great:-)

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      Jul 9, 2017, 07.23 PMby sewing fanatic

      Thanx lovely! The fabric is so light, good for heat…I traced quite a number of patterns all at once a few years ago lol x

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    Jul 8, 2017, 07.51 PMby Madcinderella

    Love that top and I LOVE the fabric!

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      Jul 9, 2017, 07.08 AMby sewing fanatic

      Thanx so much honey, I’m glad I coordinated a good match up with this one lol :P

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    Jun 30, 2017, 06.36 AMby TeenyUK

    The collection that this top is from is one of my all time favourites, so it’s great to see it made up and you’ve done a great job. You’re right about serging – it saves so much time when neatening seams; they just whizz through the machine. You should really think about getting one, you know! :)

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      Jun 30, 2017, 08.32 AMby sewing fanatic

      It is an awesome collection i really like it! Thankyou Teeny, I also plan to make the silk tank and culottes from it, soon hopefully, well at least this year lol! Its so true I really should look into sergers, they would give tidy finishes esp on fabrics that fray easily xx

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    Jun 25, 2017, 09.45 AMby Mary Athey

    Lovely top and a great fabric choice x

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      Jun 27, 2017, 05.04 AMby sewing fanatic

      thanks darling! it sure is a good score that fabric, and a great patterns :)x

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    Jun 24, 2017, 01.05 PMby Maria Hayek

    This is a very pretty and fresh top! I really like it!

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      Jun 24, 2017, 01.23 PMby sewing fanatic

      thank you doll your so kind, glad you like! x

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    Jun 24, 2017, 12.53 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    So nice! :) Perfect for summer ☼ I love this pattern!

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      Jun 24, 2017, 01.24 PMby sewing fanatic

      thanks lovely friend! I know your wonderful tops sold me on this cool pattern (i just took so long to make mine lolz)! x

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      Jun 24, 2017, 01.26 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Cheers to you! ♫

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    Jun 24, 2017, 09.29 AMby Beccki

    Lovely top and beautiful fabric, a great summer addition to your wardrobe.

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      Jun 24, 2017, 01.24 PMby sewing fanatic

      thanks so much doll that is much appreciated, good for summer defo! xx

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