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|First things first. I made cut a basic bodice piece. You can use a well fitting shirt to base as your pattern like I have done before HERE. I used some old knits I had laying around the black and white is an old shirt that was already mostly cut up and the black was some random pieces I had you can use anything you want. Cut the bodice piece just below the arm pit and then cut the rest (with overlap for seam allowance) out of another material. I hope you follow that ok. It’s really easy to do and you may get the idea as you read along.|
|I apologize the pictures are a little rough… remember it has been busy…
Start by sewing together the top and bottom bodice pieces.
|Then since my back neckline was finished but the front wasn’t a cut out a collar piece sewed it to the front and turned it around to the back top stitching it in place to give it a finished edge.|
|Then sew the shoulder seams together.|
|Then sew the sleeves on, I put a little gather in the middle but you can skip that if you want.|
|If you are working with a pattern like a stripe and it is possible, you may want to line up the stripes when you sew them on.(as shown above) Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t but it tends to look a little better if they match.|
|A belt. To make it it was super easy. I made a tube out of jersy knit scraps, just big enough to comfortably sit around my daughters waist. Sewed it together.|
|The top went pretty well with her pair of faux riding pants… I liked the mix of era’s the outfit comes from.|
|I really just love the black and white… which may be obvious when you take a look at my house…|
|Well that is my feathery sequins creation… I can’t wait to see what everyone else comes up with this week!
The Extra Ordinary Bree
Too cute! I have a project I've been wanting to try out and I need bold black and white stripe jersey knit. I can't find it anywhere! I didn't think to look for a shirt… duh!
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