Saturday, May 12, 2012

what i wore :: homemade shirt

:: head to toe ::
glasses :: Warby Parker
shirt :: homemade!
cardigan :: H&M
brooch :: thrifted
belt :: thrifted
skirt :: clothing swap
tights :: mall
shoes :: c/o B.A.I.T.

This is my second project since I have decided to make more of my own clothes. I modified this pattern and made myself a cute little peter pan collared shirt!
If I make another one I think I will make a few more modifications because the collar doesn't sit as flat as I would like it to. It is still pretty adorable and fun to wear though. I would like to try making a pointy collared version as well. 

I love taking photos in front of our shed door because I look like a giant! The door is obviously not a regular sized door but it makes me laugh when I look at these photos where I am as tall as a door. Only funny to me? Yeah, that happens a lot. 

There were more blue jays in the backyard while I was taking these and I managed to snap a photo. 
See him hanging out on our plum tree? I think he liked my blue outfit. Next time I need to out prepared with my zoom lens.

Oh yeah, see all those dandelions? They are my mortal enemy this spring. I have pulled almost every single one from our front lawn (there were soooo many) but the back yard is still out of control. I will get you dandelions.

♥elycia

29 comments:

  1. That looks so cute! I love collars like that, but they can be so hard to find. Handmade is definitely the way to go:) Besides, you get to pick from an unlimited amount of cute fabrics!

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  2. Cute shirt, I have't made any clothing in a while :/ Itching to now x

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  3. OH YOU DID GOOD! I need to get hold of some patterns. I've made a couple of dresses, but completely winged both of them with no pattern, I'm dying to try another with this ridiculously cute dachshund fabric I found!

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  4. cute! you make me want to make my own clothes too :)

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  5. Nice! I love the collar. :)
    I'll send my two-year-old to your house, she LOVES to pick dandelions.

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  6. As far as your collar is concerned, find some really adorable buttons and pin them down that way. I'd prefer kittens, hearts, stars, etc. Just a thought for an easy fix!

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  7. So cute! I am very proud of You. You make very nice and wearable clothes. Especially love the collar. Nice job!

    I also like the button-up skirts. I tried to sew one for myself, but I failed. I haven't got pattern, so I just sew it as I think.

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  8. I *love* that you're making your own clothes! I've been meaning to look into a sewing machine so I can start doing the same. We have an incredible fabric store in our city, so I'm sure as soon as I have the tools, I will have a love affair with shopping for fabric and patterns. ;)


    - Kayla ★ http://www.kaylanaut.com

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  9. I really want to learn to make clothes as well. I've bought lots of secondhand patterns and I have lots fabric, but I haven't made anything yet. I told myself I'm not allowed to buy more until I make at least one thing :)

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  10. So cute! Love the collar, such pretty fabric

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  11. Good job on the shirt! It is very cute! Giant Elycia rocks :)

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  12. Cute shirt! Yes, the pointy collar is really fantastic too!

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  13. you look adorable in your handmade shirt! as for the dandelions— did you know you can fry 'em up and eat 'em?! i mean if you did all the work to pick them then it's worth a try! http://www.manifestvegan.com/2010/04/dandelion-fritters/ / / if you can't beat 'em, eat 'em?

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    1. very interesting. I have heard you can eat them but thinking about it actually kind of makes me gag. I'm a wimp!

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  14. So cute! I wish I didn't hate to sew because I would love to make my own clothes!

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  15. Your shirt turned out realy well. Didn't notice the door thing until you mentioned it, but now that is kinda comical. Also going along with kitycatstevens there are a bunch of recipes here for dandelions, they are supposed to be really good and good for you http://www.yummly.com/recipes/dandelion-greens-vegan

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  16. awesome shirt! :)

    lovin it, the patterned fabric is awesome!

    Barnicles

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  17. Cute outfit, the shirt looks great! :)

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  18. I love your skirts! You can put your pesky dandelions in a salad, they're really rich in potassium!

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  19. oh don't be hating on the dandelions! they are some lovely sunshine just popping up to greet you. Think about it, what is the first flower nearly every kid brings to mommy? and some of us remember the "do you like butter game" where you chuck someone under the chin with the dandelion. And my best reason to love them, they are very soft under my bare feet in my yard........ just somethings to ponder upon.

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    1. Ha! thanks for trying to defend the dandelions. I'm sorry, I just have mega dandelion rage and no mercy for those brats.

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  20. Where did you get that pattern!? I'm always looking for vintage patterns, and I've found a few great ones, but never as great as that!

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    1. I found it at a thrift store. Sometimes you can find really cool old ones there :)

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  21. Aw your homemade shirt is so cute! I love the collar on it so so much. Great job!

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  22. The collar will lay flatter if you make the interior curve (the one that you sew to the neckline) curvier. That flatter the inside curve, the taller the stand (or how high the roll starts) since you want a lower stand, for a flatter collar, make the curve deeper. Also make sure you fuse the top collar.

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  23. We can bond over Hamilton life and pulling dandelions. Those suckers are addictive... gotta get 'em!

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  24. ironing those seams as you go will help shape up that collar. lookin cute no matter what tho, bro.

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