Sunday, 6 October 2013

Green stripes - Burdastyle 06/2013 #113

Perhaps I'm slightly late getting on board the emerald green Pantone colour of last season, but let's throw caution to the wind and the sparkly water. What better than a fresh dollop of green for spring? I found this green and beige stripy knit fabric and matching plain green in Textile Traders recently. I think it was only about $5/m in the sale. I bought a bit of each and some in red stripes too - not sure what to make with that yet. I had this t-shirt in the back of my mind when I bought the fabric and, on closer inspection when I got home, it did seem that it would work in two fabrics.

Burdastyle 06/2013 #113
The fabric has a wrinkly, casual look to it and is very soft and comfortable. I used the stripes for the front, back and sleeves and the plain for the sides, neckline and cuffs.

I changed the direction of the stripes on the sleeves, just for fun and because the two-way stretch of the fabric allowed it. In retrospect I'm not sure I love the vertical stripes on the sleeve, but they're ok. I added cuffs to the sleeves, which weren't in the pattern, just to balance the colours. I also lowered the neckline.

This was a quick and simple top to make. I used Burda size 38 and ended up taking the seams out to the edge of the seam allowance in the tummy area as I just don't need stripey bulges around there.

These pictures were taken in the morning at Peppermint Grove in Perth, WA, a very pretty suburb with the river on one side and the sea on the other. This is the river side. I met my parents there for a coffee and a long walk admiring the views and the houses. It was the first warm day for a while and we saw our first snake of the season - luckily only a baby! I'm not sure what species it was, but it would have been poisonous. And look at me living dangerously in my sandals. We're a tough lot over here.

No snake pictures I'm afraid, I was too busy keeping Truffle away from it. I don't think he even noticed, he was having too much fun.


twotoast said...

Very cute t-shirt! And loving the sunny photos as we move into autumn, here in Canada . . . . .

MaciNic said...

It's gorgeous - and a perfect spring emerald! Your version is so much lovelier than the Burda, I might have to steal your stripe blocking for over east ;) Enjoy the glorious Perth sunshine - jealous much... maybe ;)

Sew, Jean Margaret said...

Nice t-shirt. Love the colour blocking and all your changes to the pattern.

Unknown said...

Nice colour blocking and stripes. i spotted a red belly black today and it was moving away from us .Wishing you safe walks!

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

So cute! It's a great spring top!

fabric epiphanies said...

I had been looking at this one and wondered how it would look made up. I really like it. It would also be a good style for using up leftovers!

Sew2pro said...

Great fun with stripes and colour.

Truffle seems to be living the life of Riley!

Megan O said...

Thank you, it's so nice to be moving out of winter for us!

Megan O said...

Steal away! I'd love to see your version.

Megan O said...

Thank you, I think I'll wear this a lot.

Megan O said...

Oooh! I don't think we have those over here - I hope not anyway, there's enough to worry about already!

Megan O said...

Thank you. Green is probably about as springy as you can get!

Megan O said...

Oh yes, good thought about the leftovers. I'm going to have to ponder mine for another version of this!

Megan O said...

Yes, he is a bit spoilt! Thank you for the comment.

Anonymous said...

Very nice! I like how you changed the stripes direction on the sleeves.. And the colour!

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