Friday, 20 October 2017

Concord tee with statement sleeves



Hi everyone! Can you believe I completely forgot to write a post about my most worn garment of late summer / early autumn? Like always, it started with the fabric.




I found this wonderful eyelet jersey during an early summer sale at the fabric market. At first I wanted to make a sleeveless top but quickly decided this fabric was too good to use for a garment I could only wear incidentally during our chilly summer.

I went through my sewing magazines and although I liked the look of all patterns with statement sleeves most of them had rather high necklines. That's when I brought out my favourite v-neck version of the Cashmerette Patterns Concord t-shirt. I measured the circumference of the sleeve hem and drafted a full circle extension.
Well, maybe it had to do with the white eyelet but everytime I looked down I felt I was wearing my grandmother's lampshades.
When I redrafted the flounce to a half circle the proportions were much better.




I opted for a catch stitched hem for the bodice and narrow hand-rolled hems for the sleeves.

Apparently a white top was just what was missing in my closet as I've been wearing it as often as I could!



During our holiday in Belgium.....(best hotel carpet ever!)



While at work, interviewing the owner of a shoe shop for the local newspaper......



Partying with Joliet Jake Blues....



Getting ready for a walk in the beautiful city of Leuven....



And after said walk. Happy smile caused by the contents of that bag next to me.
Y'all guessed right. Fabrics!

Happy weekend!


16 comments:

  1. Gorgeous top! I love the fabric and the sleeves are just perfect. I think I may need to be a copy cat on this one. :)

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  2. That fabric is fantastic - love the combo of eyelet and jersey. That's the kind of fabric I might see in a RTW top and then search in vain to find as fabric. Looks great on you and the sleeves are pretty.

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    1. I never knew this combo existed and now I'm hoping to find it in different colours. No luck so far!

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  3. I love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. No wonder you wear this so much - such wonderful fabric using the perfect pattern. So pretty and so versatile!

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    1. The fabric is was such a lucky find! And there's still enough left for another top, or of course to replace this one if I keep wearing it while gardening ;)

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  5. Sucha pretty little top - perfect for so much, as you have adequately demonstrated.

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    1. Thank you! I hardly ever wear white but I think that may change!

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  6. What a wonderful combination...statement sleeves, gorgeous fabric and a TNT pattern. I can see why you reached for this pretty top often.

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    1. Thanks, Jean! isn't it nice when a new top brings outfits together and becomes a season's favourite?

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  7. Love that pretty top. The fabric is gorgeous!

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  8. This is so lovely! I really like the sleeves.

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