This shirt was based on this mixed-fabric top I saw on the Anthropologie website.
|Anthropologie Pattern Drop Tee|
Mine, of course, has mixed prints, since I can't help myself. But I went with neutrals, since the shirt was a birthday present for a friend of mine and I didn't want to go TOO crazy.
Here's the front:
And just for fun (no, actually, it's because I was combining an upcycled sundress with a mere 1/2 yard of knit from Girl Charlee so I had to get creative with my cuts), the back switches the prints so the stripes are up top and the floral is at the bottom. I really like the curved line joining the two fabrics in the back.
The floral part of the shirt came from an old dress of mine that had a wide ruffled hem (the paisley-ish part of the back of the shirt). I left the ruffle on for added interest--I thought it looked cool to bring in the variation on the print, but also I liked the dropped hem. Also, um, I wouldn't have had enough fabric otherwise. But I wouldn't have done it that way if I didn't think it looked good! My husband thought it was kind of weird, but what does he know?
It didn't come out perfect on the first try--I had some issues with getting the ruffle to lay right.
|Before prehensile-tail removal|
It is so dang hard to get a photo session done period, there was no way I was doing another one once I fixed the tail issue--so my mom cropped out the tail for me in that initial photo. That really is what it looks like now. But these back and side photos were also taken pre-tail-removal, so the shirt lays better now than how it looks in these photos. It's a little tricky working with a ruffled portion in the back--I had to do some angled tucks to get it to lay right, but I think it's worth it for the added detail. And I curved the edges up to meet the front portion of the shirt (the same basic shape as the Scoop Top pattern), so I did have to hem the bottom edge of the shirt even though it was an upcycle.
|Side view--shows how the prints line up|
|Yes, I cropped out my grown-out roots. It's my blog, I can do what I want. |
Good view of the pre-taken in extra-wide butt ruffle.