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Striped Summer Top- Simplicity 2865

Added Jul 21, 2010

by lizajane09

Upstate, South C...






So, I made this Built by Wendy top (Simplicity 2865) and then wore it to my nephew’s birthday party…. which just happened to be a pirate party. It was kind of funny. It looked like I made just for the pirate party, but I didn’t really. I wanted to use a striped fabric because of the side pieces in the pattern and I found this black and white stripe knit at Hancock for $2 a yard. This is also part of my campaign to sew fabrics that I am not comfortable sewing. I’ve pretty much stuck to woven cottons or cotton blends. I’m trying to use other fabrics and sew out of my comfort zone. I used flat felled seams throughout so there would be no raw edges inside the garment. I added the flowers after seeing an appliqued tee in a Garnet Hill catalog.
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Very cheap knit, not totally sure about the content



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    Jul 24, 2010, 09.12 AMby nikotina

    very nice job, i love stripes and this is a very good us of a stripe pattern fabric ,plus it’s looks great on you.

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      Jul 26, 2010, 12.08 AMby lizajane09

      Thanks very much!

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