Friday, February 22, 2008

Butterick B4685... Take Three

The first time I made this pattern, I realized I didn't like the sleeves, or the lower cut of the neckline. The *second* time I made the shirt, I realized I couldn't make it out of a stiff cotton, and the sleeves just looked like lengthened clown sleeves. Hmph. Well, I was ready to give up- but decided to just adjust and switch, and try it ONE *more* time! I'm glad I did- I love the way it turned out this time. Whew, third try's the charm...



So, this time, I made it out of a lightweight eyelet I got on clearance during November or December. I switched out the sleeves from another pattern completely, drawing the lines from the tops of the old sleeve to the new sleeve. I'm so glad that worked! Then I used the back piece for both the back and the front to raise the neckline, and lengthened it a few inches. Finally, I made fabric ties out of the un-embroidered edge of the fabric to give the shirt some shape.



The things I learned were- Make a muslin. Really. And don't be afraid to try again (for the second time) ! :)

10 comments:

Jennifer and Jaimee said...

looks cute Lauren! You did a nice job on the blouse... and your straight hair is pretty. :)

Clare said...

It turned out very nice! You look quite lovely.

Maiden of the King said...

Very cute! The fabric is perfect, and I like the changes you made to the pattern.

Yours in Christ,
Shannon

Tilly said...

Oh how fun! I'm glad it worked for you...that will be a perfect top for this summer!! :) (and your straight hair is pretty too!--I'm still a touch envious of your curls though!)

Serena said...

Nicely done! The color looks great on you!

simplysanctified said...

Very Lovely!!! :)

Alli said...

I absolutely love that shirt! The color is beautiful on you too!

Rachel said...

Cute, cute! That blouse looks totally Lauren-esque! You did a great job!

Mandy said...

How cute!! I love the color!

OCM said...

CUTE, cute! I LOVE that style! :)

 

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