Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Stripes and Flounces Short Set


     Stripes and Flounces Short Set

Using the free pattern pictured on the left, Summer Chevrons Shirt by The Crafty Cupboard, 
 this is my submission to the  
As I've taken part in these monthly sewing challenges, I've found that each time I make a given pattern more than once, I change and revise the pattern based on my last experience. That's a great feeling of creative freedom.


On this shirt these were my design changes:
1) I create some side flounces that extended all around the back of the shirt. Sort of a high peplum, that has a lot of movement and swing.  





2) No surface trim would be used, as I wanted the stripes to really be the major design element in the overall plan.

3) The back yoke facing was changed to one piece that incorporated both the neckline and the slit for the buttons and loops. I interfaced the lining yokes with a soft knit iron-on interfacing to give the back slit more stability. The picture below shows the completed 2 piece front and back facings sewn together.







Smiles,
 Deborah

10 comments:

  1. That looks so fun!
    I love the flounce/pseudo-peplum.

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  2. I LOVE the flounce! The outfit is darling!

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    1. Thanks, Miss E loves the flounces too. It was fun adding this design element because of the stripes.
      Deborah

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  3. Lovely, I have to try that flounce!

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    1. The reason that I posted the picture of the flounce was to give other sewers a view of what the pattern piece would look like if they wanted to incorporate a flounce into one of their designs one day. I hope it will save other seamstresses time and effort. That's what I love about bloggers...their willingness to share ideas.
      Deborah

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  4. Ooh, I love those stripes too! The flounce is so fun.

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  5. I love the stripes going in different directions--fun way to get variety with just one print!

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  6. The flounce looks beautiful! Cute outfit!

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  7. I love seeing what you've sewn! Thanks for linking to the Do Tell Tuesday party!

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