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Shirt with spots

Added Sep 4, 2007

by lilo

Nijmegen, Nether...






I recently bought a lock machine and this is my first successful project with thin jersey. I tried previously with my regular machine but … NO: waving seams, terrible finish. But now, HA!
The pattern comes from Burda WoF 7/2007 #124. The bust line turned out to be somewhat high for me, I have to do the Star Trek-pull (did you notice that Captain Picard has to pull down his shirt every time he stands up) with this one or I have to put it inside the jeans. I’ll adjust next time for the slight missfit and share the outcome.

For you who aren’t that much into Star Trek: they come in many flavours since the first big hit with “The original Series” from 1966. A more recent one is “ST – The Next Generation” (1987) with Captain Picard as commander of the star ship Enterprise. Usually the crew members will wear knit-jumpsuits but for some reason they changed costumes to 2-piece (shirt&pants) from Season 3 (if I remember it right). This leads to the crew having to pull their shirts whenever they stand up from sitting so that it still looks nice on their belly when standing. Of course you will notice those things when you have seen the series far too many times!

Material Notes

viscose-lycra jersey





my new fantastic sewing machine, Burda WoF and my husband’s patience to listen to all blabla about fabrics, patterns, and so on.

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    Sep 7, 2007, 03.05 AMby lilo

    Thanks guys! I love my serger so Lauriana, YES, it’s worth to buy one; you’ll be able to finish any garment with a professional look and they will hold; a whole new world of knitted materials become accessible, sewing from jersey/knit goes much faster too; you will be able to give the edges of your garments (e.g. thin chiffon) a professional finish. A tip: when ready to buy check out several models in several shops; prices can vary a lot, wait and chase a good occasion (aanbieding). I also think I figured out why it turned too short at the knotted front – I turned it upside-down while I should have turned it sideways I think.

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    Sep 6, 2007, 11.15 AMby mirela

    Very pretty! I know the pattern and can’t wait to use it myself. Congrats on the new serger and welcome to a new world of sewing stretchy fabrics :)

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    Sep 5, 2007, 12.05 PMby katrena

    I really like the fabric. It really makes the blouse cute.

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    Sep 5, 2007, 09.03 AMby jj1

    Nice move on Jersey. I love things that make of knit. It’s so comfy and can be finished with serger.

    Picard?? what does it mean? Was it pulling?

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    Sep 5, 2007, 07.51 AMby wyn

    Great job!

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    Sep 5, 2007, 06.55 AMby majnets3s

    Lilo,another great creation!It looks so good on you!

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    Sep 5, 2007, 05.28 AMby lauriana

    Looks very good Lilo. Your creations always look so neat and well made. With this one, you made me start to wonder if I should start saving for a lock machine/serger as well ;) Oh, and Emilykate, Janeway doesn’t have to pull, on Voyager, they’re all wearing jumpsuits.

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    Sep 5, 2007, 03.21 AMby fashion1

    It looks very good! I specially like the fabric, the spots are great.

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    Sep 4, 2007, 08.40 PMby emilykate

    Love it! I only got into the Star Trek’s with Voyager, so haven’t seen Picard’s front-pull- I’ll have to check and see if it’s something that plagues Janeway also! :o)

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    Sep 4, 2007, 04.23 PMby elainemay

    once again, just gorgeous, lilo! i really love the knotted front and the fabric you chose. and i never noticed that about picard!

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