4.01.2009

2nd peasant shirt




So I finished my second peasant shirt yesterday and even wore it out to dinner paired with skinny jeans and some read wedges and loved it. I am thrilled at how this linen looks with this pattern. I feel like it makes it look more expensive. I made some alterations on this one. I took in about 2 inches on the sides - starting at about 1 1/2 in on the bottom to 2 in at the waist and then gradated it to 0 in at the top. I took the majority of the excess out of the front piece and left the back piece mostly the same. I also substituted pleats for all gathers and instead of doing elastic on the arms I added an inverted pleat.

The only thing I don't like is that it seems larger than the last top around the neckline. I think the fabric stretched while sewing it a bit.

I feel like I have this pattern down now. I think I want to make one more, which I know seems crazy, but I feel like I can make the next one perfect and it's such a wonderful summer shirt. I am going to go see if I can find a deal at Joanne's today.

21 comments:

  1. oooh, the pleats on this are darling...you're right, the linen and the alterations to the pattern make it look much more expensive. I love it!

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  2. wow, wow, wow! Love the pleats. love the fabric. Looks adorable on.

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  3. it looks great and i love the pleated sleeves instead of the elastic. i think i need one of those garment dummies - it difficult to get things pinned correctly or alter them on the ground as you cant see how it will hang. you're amazing as ever!

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  4. WOWZA!
    That one looks fabulous!
    The inverted pleat on teh sleeve made it super-chic!

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  5. thanks for all the comments guys! i can't wait to see what you guys are doing. yes meghan - i love having a dress form. i found mine at a thrift store for 8 bucks. a lucky find indeed. you can make one of your own body out of duct tape. maybe i will post a link the a great tutorial i found.

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  6. love the linen, wish I could wear skinny jeans. Maybe I'll make this one after all. We'll see how this weekend goes.

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  7. anyone can wear skinny jeans. i think they are suprisingly very flattering on most people. try it, you might like it.

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  8. Wow, Kelli! This looks awesome! I looked at your post earlier and just keep thinking about how cool your shirt turned out. I made mine...it was interesting...not sure if I am going to wear it much, but we'll see. I am going to try it again.

    And did you raise the neckline at all?

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  9. i didn't raise the neckline at all, but i should have. it's fine if its sitting just right, but as i move around it gets a little low and off kilter. i wore a tank underneith it last night which helped.

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  10. that is adorable! fabric and cut. love it.. wish i could have one.

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  11. This is totally inspiring! I wanted to let you know I linked to this on my blog. I was posting about working with this pattern and mentioned all the wonderful variations you have made. :)
    Corinne

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  12. I adore your shirt! Just fabulous!

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  13. Your shirt is so cute, and is what made me go and buy the pattern. I am so excited to find this blog and the advice and tips from fellow sewers.

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  14. What a beautiful shirt!! Was just directed to your blog and am excited about browsing around...

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  15. Gorgeous! If you make that into an official pattern I will buy it from you!

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  16. Beautiful! I love it when I see a photo that inspires me to get sewing again. I'm adding you to my feed reader. I found my way over here from the MADE blog.

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  17. Just saw a lovely blouse on Anthropologie.com and thought of your two linen blouses. It is the "Caden Blouse" with the bow.

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  18. Beautiful! The fabric you chose is lovely. If you ever make this into a pattern I would love to make one.

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  19. Dear can u pls share the video of making?

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  20. Sarah-Jane Maritn7.5.17

    This turned out amazing!... I am going to make one as well. Thanks for sharing your directions on how you made it.

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