Sunday, March 21, 2010

"Gorgeous" top

I finally figured out how I wanted to use this yard of the most fabulous knit ever that I got from Gorgeous fabrics.
It is the simplest pattern ever; just a front, back, neck and sleeve bands.
I copied it from my absolutely favorite tee shirt, the cap sleeve tee from Shade. This is actually my fourth version, so I think I can count it as a TNT.  I wanted something very simple, since the print is so wild.
You can see from this that the repeat is pretty much a yard long!  The scallops are going in opposite directions and I wanted to match where they meet in the middle under my bust, as well as avoid any medallions over the girls.
Here's the side where you can see the pattern matching.  I also managed to avoid a bullseye on the girls, so I'm pretty happy!!  I've actually been thinking about using this as one of the tops in my mini wardrobe, but I think I'll just see how everything else comes together.  You'll be seeing my jeans next, after the giveaway closes.  You already signed up, right??

18 comments:

  1. Great job! That fabric is gorgeous. I love the fabrics that Ann has, my absolute favorite wrap dress ever is from fabric from her.

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  2. Wow, that's really nice Katie. I love the way the fabric pattern is lined up. I realized yesterday when I was getting ready to do a freezer stencil for Alex that he has no plain 4T shirts (the ones I have stashed are all either Boys Small or long sleeve) so I'm thinking of just copying one of his printed shirts onto some fabric. Your shirt is amazing!

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  3. You look so cute in that first picture. Well done on the top, it looks great!

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  4. Cute Tshirt. You did a terrific job matching that print.

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  5. Yea, it IS Gorgeous! Nice job placing & matching that chainlink detail!

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  6. Fabulous shirt, and what a great pose! Fisher-Price may be calling for a photo shoot!

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  7. That is an example of a fabric I would have avoided, thinking it was too busy. However, seeing how cute your top turned out, it has opened my imagination to options previously not explored...and that is why I love reading sewing blogs!

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  8. Perfect fit - and shows off your figure in such a good way;)

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  9. definitely a TNT, it's perfect!

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  10. Lovely top and pretty fabric!!! One can never have enough knit tops!!!

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  11. Great job on matching the pattern. you look fantastic!

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  12. BTW, the throat plates I have are shaped differently than yours. Sorry :(

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  13. And of course I passed on another award to you that you already got from Julia - just FYI!

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  14. I can see why this top is a favourite of yours - you look great in it!

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  15. Great print! The fit is perfect on you and really shows off your shape well. Love it! :)

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  16. Great top, I love it. The fabric is fabulous and it suits you so well.

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