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Ruffled Long Sleeve T

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Mod, Casual, Funky
Jackie G. on craftsy.com

What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Claire Tee Top by SewkeysE

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What materials did you use? Pre-ruffled Knit fabric

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What are you most proud of? I have a finished product that FITS AND LOOKS GREAT ON! This is the first garment I've made for myself in years that actually fits well and is stylish.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Pick your pattern size carefull as noted above. You do not need a serger, but it is nice, providing a RTW inside seam treatment. BE sure to stay stitch all seams to keep ruffles down. Be sure stay stitch where guided to stabilize the fabric. You will nees a stay tape in the seam allowances. I used what the the designer sells on her site, though you can find this in local stores. Trace your pattern onto a plastic tablecloth to create a permanent pattern. Then, you can pin the plastic together and see how it will fit, then make your adjustments to the plastic pattern. Necklines can be simply rolled in with a seam tape, or bound with a bias piece. Because of the ruffles, no hemming is needed on HORIZontal sections like the hem and sleeve. However, if you cut your shirt on the diagonal, you may want to hand hem those parts.

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What size is your top. It looks lovely!!

08/05/2012 Flag

Emma's patterns are sized by letters. A ai smallest. I am a C. Thanks for the compliment. It fits very well. Myfull bust measures 39". Actually in the photo, the top looks more boxy than it is in real life. It is a slight bit more complimentary than photos show.

08/05/2012 Flag