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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Scarf-Collar Top


After oodles and oodles of kids' sewing, it was time for a little variety. Besides, my own closet needs some attention, since I've been wearing out some of my handmade things. Others have gone into the initially-accepted-but-finally rejected pile.

Someone just bumped her head.

I've been itching to make a few more Jalie's tops, which are more interesting than tees, but just as comfortable. This one's Jalie 2921, the scarf-collar top. I really like the clever construction. I won't try to describe it to you, but at one point, the entire shirt is rolled up like a sausage inside the scarf! It makes for a neat finish.

The scarf can be tied in several different ways. I did it this way because it's the one I figured out first. I think it looks rather elegant on the pattern photo, but on my version I'm a little nervous that it looks, well, weird. Opinions?

Strangely, this lavender interlock is the same exact fabric I used for my last Jalie top (the hooded tunic). Hmmm...I thought I was going for variety.



Do you want to see a wadder? Happily, it's my first hands-down wadder of the year, although the My Image dress may qualify as a failure since the bulging zipper hunchback shape has prevented me from wearing it in public. I don't know if it's possible to fix that sort of thing.


These sad shorts didn't even make it to the finished stage. They're from an old Burda magazine pattern - 2002, I think. The shorts call for "outdoor" fabric, whatever that is. You can see my choice of leftover heavy denim was not so great. Not only are they weirdly puffy, Sara thought they were ridiculously uncomfortable. I couldn't justify foisting these on a secondhand store, so they went to the bin for scraps. I'm sure the shorts would have been nice in a drapy "outdoor" fabric.




12 comments:

  1. I too understand the perils of sewing with very heavy denim. Your new top looks fabulous! I think it's neat the way you tied it, but it's creating horizontal wrinkles at your bust. Glad you got to sew something for yourself!

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  2. I love your top; the scarf tie is so pretty! How funny, the initially-accepted-finally rejected pile. I'm relieved to know I am not the only one this happens too.

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  3. Hey! I think, of all the garments you've made for yourself, this is my favorite. It's lovely! Not only because of the color but also because of your description of the entire thing being inside the tiny scarf. I've done that with many of my garments because it's the only way to tuck all the raw edges inside without having to cheat and hand-stitch anything (other than to close the very last opening), so I can visualize it. It must have been fun and magical to turn everything out and say, "Whoa! It worked!" I love garments like that!

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  4. I really like the look of the tie arranged in your photos. I know exactly what you mean though, I've made this top and decided I liked a loose knot best. There was something odd about the collar emerging from a hole at the bust. I think it's the sort of thing that looks worst from the wearer's perspective. This actually has been a top for me which has gotten less wear with time. I think the tie looks pretty and a little dressier than usual but I found it increasingly impractical to have a tie dangling into everything I'd do.

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  5. That's a neat top! I like the scarf/tie part...it adds a little interest.

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  6. Yay on some clothes for you. You have made a great top. The collar is such an elegant feature in this design.

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  7. I like the top! looks elegant yet seems comfy to wear. How odd for the zipper... Wouldn't know how to fIx it :(

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  8. That's a really great top and a very pretty colour on you. Nice one!

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  9. That is such a pretty version of the Jalie top. I have had some demim disasters too. Live and learn.

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  10. That's such a lovely top on you. I love making/wearing it as well. Congratulations on making something for yourself too.

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  11. I really can't imagine what "outdoor" fabric might be--maybe anything that's not lingerie meant to be worn only indoors?

    I like the scarf top!

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