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The Third Time is the Charm!

September 3, 2016

 

A few weeks ago, I fell in love with this Gucci top:

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I decided I could use Jalie 3352 and make my own Gucci-inspired dolman top. So, I got some royal blue sweatshirt fleece and a butterfly applique and made this top:

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It was a pretty good first attempt, but I did not really like the way the fleece draped. I felt like the top was wayyy too boxy and I didn’t love the sleeve length. I decided to try again.

So I took out my seam ripper and removed the sequin applique. Then I went to our Walmart and found some royal-blue scuba knit. This time I cut a size T but added about 4 inches to the hem. Here is version 2:

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This one was better, but the scuba knit was not really applique-friendly. It puckered around the butterfly and did not look good. I knew sequin applique wouldn’t last another seam-ripping, so I went to http://www.sequinappliques.com to get another butterfly and saw this embroidered, butterfly applique:

Butterfly with Multi-Colored Embroidery 9" x 9.5"

I could not believe my luck!!! This was just what I needed for my Gucci inspired top. I bought it up in an instant, and then I went to Fabric.com and found this royal-blue, lacey sweater-knit:

Telio Mariana Lace Sweater Knit Chevron Royal

I bought this up too and set to work on version 3. This time I cut a size Z–I wanted it loose. I also altered the neckline by using the crew-neck from Jalie 2805. Here’s how it turned out:

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I am in love with this version!! I especially love the sweater knit has a lace-like look. I guess the third time really is the charm!! Here are a few more pix with my sewing assistants:

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