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Jalie 2804 - Green Sleeveless Top

I've decided that I'm going to give myself this week to keep sewing for summer and then I'm going to hang it up and move on to fall.  There is no way that I'm going to get to all 14 of the things I want to - oh, wait!  Make that 12, since I finished these two items yesterday....

Jalie 2804 and Burda 02/2010 #104

The skirt is my third edition of Burda 02/2010 #104. (The other two are here and here). I added a center front opening with tack buttons and buttonholes. I didn't want the bulk of a CF waistband closure, so I left the waistband the same with a zipper at the center back. The buttonholes are fully functional, but I can't use them to get in and out of the skirt.

Burda 02/2010 #104

For the top, I used Jalie 2804. I liked the sleeveless version, but knew that the ends of those shoulder ties would always feel like flies crawling on my arms to me, so I left them off. I cut the top two sizes larger than what my measurement suggested on the pattern envelope because I really didn't want to it be too tight.  I find that Jalie patterns fit pretty snug, but I think one size up would have been better than two.

Jalie 2804

I'm not as enamored by the included modesty panel as I once was.  The one in this top is always sliding down or flopping over and it feels like I am continually adjusting it.  The modesty panel of this top pulls the armhole in, as you can (maybe) see in this blurry picture.

Jalie 2804

It isn't terribly noticeable when I'm wearing it and not at all noticeable today since I'm wearing it under a black cardigan.  I couldn't resist repeating the black/white/green thing and having my feet be all matchy- matchy. The sandals were a good find at a thrift store, but don't get a lot of wear.

matchy matchy toes

Comments

  1. I love the green and white combination (and what gorgeous feet you have!).
    That's a great idea to add buttons to your skirt but not at the waistband. I like the look of a button through skirt but don't need the extra bulk at the waist, so I rarely make this style. Thanks for a great tip!

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  2. This is another perfect summer combo. I love how you made the skirt with the buttons up the front, but left the top flat, and white is such a classic. The green is a fun color with it.

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  3. Love the sandals and the green polish. Lately I've become enarmoured with black polish.

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  4. I love your outfit! The green is very pretty, and I love a white skirt. I meant to repeat that skirt pattern, too - it's great isn't it? - but now I can't find the traced pieces, boo.

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  5. Another very pretty outfit. I love the green.

    Hard to believe you are getting ready for fall sewing...I've really had no time for summer sewing, you have been very productive, but maybe fall will be better for me.

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  6. A lovely outfit. I may work up the cousrage to try green toenails someday. Right now I am in to orange.

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  7. Great outfit. I love how practical it is for everyday wear. And cute shoes!

    Trudy
    www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

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  8. I love, love, love, your skirt!! The outfit as a whole is very pretty, but that skirt!! Awesome!

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