Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Simplicity 1283: Modified Chevron MimiG Shirt

S1283 top + NL6843 skirt
Thanks to everyone for your comments on my last post about the Ups and Downs of Chevrons.  I enjoyed them all and replied to each one.  I especially loved Kossiwa's idea about trying out a sample on paper or with scraps--usually I make samples of everything first but this time I just dived right in, like any enthusiastic beginner!
S1283 top + NL6843 skirt
Front view

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Side view

s1283 top and pants
Here it is with the pants from the same pattern.  I love these pants and wear them SO much!

s1283 top and pants
Back with the pants
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Back with the skirt
S1283 top + pants
With my gray Jalie shrug
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My favorite pic of this outfit, even if it's not hanging straight at the bottom of the shirt.
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Inside out

Changes I made:
  1. Sleeveless and collarless
  2. Cut the armholes inward for a less boxy armhole shape
  3. Bound the arm and neckholes with strips of black ITY fabric. Originally I was going to bind with the black on the outside, but it was not turning out how I wanted to so I folded it over the binding to the inside and stitched down.
  4. Lengthened the shirt by a few inches
  5. cut the front straight across instead of  with a curve
  6. Serged the raw edge of the hem and used a twin double needle to finish.
  7. Also I think I cut the 16 to begin with and then wound up at probably a 14 or maybe even a 12 with the side seams.
  8. No zipper, though it is a bit challenging to get it on and off.
I would like to make the shirt again, as intended, with a collar and sleeves, but probably not in a stripe.  I have some textured fabric from Kashi that might be fun for experimentation.  The collar definitely needs a stable fabric to look good, in my opinion.  I had a version of this with a collar but it was way too floppy and blah looking.

Thanks to Tomasa, Anna Christina and ATP for their input as I sewed up this shirt!
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I leave you with flowers from the PFM.

Be well! 

9 comments:

  1. Love the shirt and the bottoms. Great job

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  2. i am lovin' the shoes in the third photo, the gray/black tone caught my eye.

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  3. You nailed the chevron effect Kyle!

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  4. Wow Kyle. That stripe matching is absolutely fantastic! Bravo! And it's great you can mix and match all of those pieces.

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  5. The top is as cute as I imagined and so versatile. Great job! I love it and it looks perfect on you.

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  6. This modified version looks super cute! Thank you for sharing the alteration tips.

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  7. Great job on the top, Kyle! It looks really cute on you! I love all your outfit combos! I need to try making the pants!

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  8. Cute! I am slowly getting my sewing room back in order and hope to get back to sewing soon! Shocking, I know!

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