5.05.2011

One Pattern Seven Ways - #5

For version five of Simplicity 2599 I wanted to try something like this Anthropologie top. I must say that I am really happy about the way that this one turned out. I am going to be trying it again, but next time I will use a much more drapey fabric like a rayon. This cotton lawn keeps it pretty boxy. Although I think that this tucked into a high-waisted jean or skirt would be pretty fantastic.



To make this shirt I first made a new pattern for the neckline by sketching my desired neckline and then adding 5/8" for seam allowance.

Then I made two ties by cutting two strips about 3 inches wide, folding them in half, and then turning the tube right side out.

I then sewed them into the shoulder seam about and inch out from the neckline.

Next I cut out a long piece (about 1/3 longer than the neckline) that had a flat bottom and curved top peaking at 3 inches.

Sew right sides together and then gather the bottom edge.

Now attach to the bodice and press inwards.

Last thing to do is add single fold bias tape (I made my own but you could just use store bought).



20 comments:

  1. thank you for explaining your process! i've been wanting to knock off that shirt from anthro and now i don't have to figure it out for myself. :-)

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  2. Lovely top! I am currently working on a similar gathered neckline all around a scoopneck. But I am having a hard time making it lay flat around the front. It falls outwards by the gathering own weight. Any suggestions? I tried understitching and I am now considering running some stitches around the neck just to prevent the seam allowance from showing.

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  3. Love it! Thank you for sharing the collar changes, it's a really lovely detail.

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  4. this one is beautiful! Love the tie
    This is such a good idea to use the same basic pattern to make so many different tops.

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  5. I absolutely love this shirt! I've been reading your blog for sometime now and you both are very inspiring. I was wondering where you found the fabric for this shirt? I love it!!

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  6. Kristine- the fabric is from fashion fabrics. I get most of my clothing fabric from them.
    Sewing princess. The only thing I can think of is to make a few small hand ravaged on the inside. Good luck.

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  7. Wow, what a fabulous knock-off. Awesome job on this one!

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  8. I was just looking on Anthropologie at that top last night! Thanks for the how-to!

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  9. Anonymous8.5.11

    I love all your tops, ideas, etc. and learn so much from your posts. Please consider adding an email subscribe for those of us who receive updates through email. Thanks. Liz
    ces2147@verizon.net

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  10. I just love these tops. My favorites are this one and the gingham, but they're all great. They look like they're as easy to wear as a T-shirt, but so much cuter. Could the back seam be eliminated, or is it shaped instead of straight? If it's straight, it seems like you could do a keyhole opening for a button with a slash-and-face technique instead. I'm going to watch for this pattern on sale and try that!

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  11. the back seam is just straight so you could certainly eliminate it. especially if you are lowering the neckline like i did. in the original there is a little button back there. love to see what you do with it.

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  12. I am so impressed!!! I love anthropologie knock-offs. Your top looks exactly like the anthropologie one.

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  13. I am very impressed with the Anthropologie top, Kelli. It's really a good & nice creation. Thanks for the whole process of creation to share with all. It rocks and i am waiting for some more dress shirts patterns kelli...

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  14. This is wonderful and I would LOVE to make my own but I'm so confused about the bias tape! I'm not sure if it's because I haven't calibrated my screen in a while, or if it's the blur you've added, but I just don't see where you sewed it.

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