Saturday, March 26, 2011

Mini-Wardrobe, Plan C


Plan A turned out to be an epic failure. The lace is too stiff to drape well at the neckline and the stripes run the wrong way! Yes, I did that on purpose. It's the direction of the stretch on the fabric but I was hoping it wouldn't be noticeable. I know you had to read more once you saw the photo. You were hoping I wasn't ever going to actually wear this out of the house. Don't worry, I won't. But it left my my mini-wardrobe lacking one item.


Plan B was also an epic failure, which I have already discussed since I sewed it before I sewed the garment that was already planned for the wardrobe.

Plan C, DING-DING-DING, we have a winner! This top is the ever popular New Look 6735 that I sewed up in a gray rayon lycra knit. In the photo, I don't have the sleeve hem or the bottom hem sewn yet. I need to finish with the black thread in the serger on the jeans before I move it onto the coverstitch machine. What makes this a winner is the embellishments I added to it.


This is the most fun I've had in the sewing room in a long time. I did some major google searches on embellished t-shirts from RTW and then I googled different ways to make fabric flowers. I took a bit from several inspirations and then worked on placement until I found just the right look. I really love the look. It transforms a plain, but really nice t-shirt into a very expensive looking t-shirt.

I can't wait to get the jeans sewn up so I can do my photo shoot. I ordered some red shoes and some leopard designed shoes, both from Naturalizer, and think I can style these pieces to look fabulous. Now if I can only get the jeans sewn up, the reviews posted, and the photo composite complete before Thursday.

15 comments:

  1. That is adorable! It looks very RTW! Great job :)))

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  2. The embellishments look great! What a great T!

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  3. Love, love, love the t-shirt! You will have to do a tutorial on what you did because that is fabu!

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  4. Oh my. Your fabric flowers made this truly fabulous. What a winner!

    hey my word verification is swakises just what this T deserves

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  5. Please post a tute! Great look!

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  6. Love,love,love your embellished t-shirt. I am currently sewing this pattern and hope mine is as successful as yours!!

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  7. Gorgeous! That is a definite winner! Maybe you'll show us how you made your flowers and leaves? Please?

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  8. Fabulous Tee! More embellishments, please!

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  9. Really nice! That embellished gray shirt is perfect!

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  10. Oh I so want to copy every single detail of your grey embellished top. Is the embellishment one long shirred piece? It's great.

    I think Plan A would have worked better if you placed the darker areas at the bust and the tummy. But I don't think this is a wadder. It will look great under a black cardigan or jacket. I always like the look of an animal print peeking out from under something more conservative.

    And I love the color and fabric of Plan B and think it would look great with some nice black slacks and some heels. It's such a rich look that it needs dressing up. Don't give up on it either!

    With a bit of tweaking, you have two good tops, and with nothing but your great smile, you've got an amazing grey top!

    Kathryn

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  11. Hi Sherril! Thanks for your message on my poor dying blog :) I'm loving that third blouse - the fabric flowers are amazing!

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  12. I just love your embellishment! Reminds me that embellishment can be a classy look; I always avoid it for fear of the Crafty Crazies.

    I actually like the leopard top. It took me a while to figure out what "stripes" you were referring to. I don't find them noticeable.

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  13. Plan C is definitely a winner!

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  14. Oh, wow! I need to make up a shirt like that! Love, love, love the flowers.

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