Thursday, 25 August 2011

Sailor Collar Top

Seeing as the bad weather seems to already be settling in I'm making a start on a couple of autumn tops to make along side the last of my summer wardrobe for my holiday, my orders and now the stock I need to get made up for my first ever craft market stall (EXCITE! but more news to come on that at a later date)..

Here's what used to be a plain white t-shirt till I read the latest issue of Cloth magazine.. they had this beautiful tutorial on how to make a sailor collar to just wear over dresses or whatever you fancied... I didn't quite like that idea so I thought I'd make it a permanent fixture on an otherwise boring top..

I kept the long ribbon bow from the original design as otherwise the collar would have fallen short of the centre of the neckline and left a void... and i love ribbons and bows so why not add the extra omph to the top!
If anyone wants the template and tutorial for this project then it's here but do check out the other projects while you are there coz there's some stunners in amongst them!

I haven't got a picture of me wearing it yet as there's no one else home to a photo of the back, so give me a day or so and I'll make sure I put another post up with the photos


Molly Coddle's Kitchen said...

This is the top your were talking about on Saturday! I love it <3

Jamie said...

Thank you so much for linking up to Make Yourself Monday!! :o)

Jamie said...

Very cute top!!!

Betsy J said...

It looks absolutely adorable!

Brit @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

Super cute! Great idea, and great job. Thanks so much for linking it up with us! Hope you will come back and party with us again soon :)

Vicky said...

What a great idea! Can't believe that used to be a tee shirt.

Jill said...

What a great top!

Thanks for linking to the Creating Success Worldwide blog hop!! Hope you'll come back again next week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Tanya Anurag said...

"Aye aye Master ;)" Wonderfully stitched.

Thanks for linking up at Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner and adding to the fun.

The party for this week is going on... hope to see you there again :)

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

That's darling!! Such a fun sailor top! LOVING the new look by the way! Thanks for linking to Fancy This Fridays!!

To Sew With Love said...

wow! and that started as a simple tee? that's pretty! thanks for sharing this with us. We are featuring it today at the party, Steph! have a lovely weekend!


Marie said...

So dang cute! Thanks for linking with us at Show & Share!