Saturday, June 23, 2012

Liberty Shirt with Pulled Collar #2


I recently made a Libery Top with Pulled Collar. I mostly liked the collar, but felt it was too tall for my neck. So I decided to make it again, this time shortening the neck by 3/4". This works better for me, I think.

This fabric, which was fabulous to sew, is a textured cotton from Emma One Sock. EOS sold out long ago, but I recently saw it for sale on the Sewing Workshop site. I purchased the buttons for another project at Hart's in Santa Cruz, when I was on my way to a sewing retreat. I like their little cross-hatched design.






This amuses me.
I haven't cooked in months.
This cayote squash was purchased in maybe January for a pot of soup. The cayote, now called Gerold, decided to sprout. When I took this picture, a couple weeks ago, I measured and the tendril was 3 feet, 1 inch, not including the squash.
Gerold has been composted. I like to think Gerold is happily growing away on some compost pile.
I still haven't cooked.

I've been busy at work and this weekend will be busy. A blogger meet-up at the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit and some daughter time. I hope you have a good one!

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  1. LOVE this shirt...and the change in collar height was perfect! Have a good weekend...you deserve it!

    Bye, Gerold...

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    1. Thanks, Margy! Were your ears burning? You were mentioned at the meetup today and I corrected folks on how to pronounce your name with the hard g. :)

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  2. The buttons are a perfect match to your shirt. Great find. I think Gerald wanted to continue to be a part of your life in one way or another. Since you didn't eat him, he was going to grow to the point that you couln't ignore him. Hmmm...reminds me of some men :) Have a wonderful weekend. You deserve it.

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  3. Wow that is a gorgeous shirt. I'm thinking of getting that pattern for my archive! Gerald. . . so green.

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    1. I think this would look very nice on you, Luz Clara!

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  4. You look fabulous in this--the collar adaptation really works well. I have this same fabric from EOS, but in the all gray tones colorway. Still haven't decided on the perfect pattern for it.

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    1. Thanks, Marcy! I didn't see the gray tones version of this fabric. It is a delight to sew!

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  5. grea detail on the blouse. have fun at the meet up ! x

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! I'm impressed that you have time to read blogs while finishing up your dissertation. :)

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  6. Another triumph of fit, fabric, style and skill, Shams! Wedging cooking in with all you do would be too much. I'd much rather read of your textile adventures than culinary ones, but this one of the squash that got away is delightful.

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    1. You are too sweet, Carol. Thanks!

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  7. I love your blog.
    May you want us to follow each other.
    xoxo
    Nina

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  8. It is better with a shorter collar and it looks great on. I too have a short neck and find not only are high collars unbecoming but they annoy the hell out of me. I never make Sewing Workshop tops because they always seem too shapeless for my curvy body, but it looks like you made this much more fitted than the illustration for the pattern appears. What fitting changes did you make?

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    1. Good catch, Nancy! I've made this top enough times that I have learned to take it in at the forward side seam and it now fits more closely. I am much happier with it.

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  9. Another great version of the Liberty, shams. I must remember this neckline detail to add to some shirt some day. It is quite unique.

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    1. Thanks, Martha! Congrats, again, on placing in the Natural Fiber contest!

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  10. I love everything about it and you look great! Very inspirational. This is a project I'd love to try myself, and would never have thought of. I love the textured woven fabric. I'd like to cook for you, as a little "thanks" for your wonderful tutorials. Or, maybe you'd prefer me to clean your vegetable bin? (Not to imply you're not doing a good job nurturing your produce .... you gave Gerold the perfect environment, encouraging him to reach his full potential). PS - If the creatures I live with heard me offering to cook or clean, they may choke on their disbelief, but I would do my best!

    I liked your first one a lot too. It's fun to experiment with different styles. Thanks for posting!

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    1. Hey, Ninja Ryder! This weekend I cleaned out the rest of my veggies and fruits. Lots for the compost. I bet you are a great cook. :)

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  11. So much nicer on you with the shorter collar! Beautiful fabric too :)

    Sorry I missed you today...if only I could be 2 (or 3...) places at once!

    RIP Gerold...may you live on in another form.... (p.s. - you can come over here for a home cooked meal!) ;-D

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    1. Thanks, Jilly Be! I hear you on the desire to clone oneself. ;)

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  12. Once again I am going to leave a startlingly original comment. Ready for it? Here goes.

    Love your shirt, great fabric, you look great in it. Same thing I write about everything you make, but it is true.

    When I grow stuff in my kitchen it is usually green and fuzzy, not long and tendrilly. See you do that better than me too. 8-D

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  13. Great shirt and the fabric is perfect. I'll look at details of your design changes as I always looking for variations from the norm.

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  14. That collar treatment is really cute. Great shirt!

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    1. Thanks, Robin! It's good to hear from you. :)

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  15. I'm glad you got the collar to work for you because this shirt looks great on you!

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  16. I love your shirt in that fabric! The shirt is so classy. It looks like a completely different shirt with the shorter collar. Harts really has a nice selection of buttons.

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    1. Thanks, Kuby! Yes, Harts does have a great selection of buttons!

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  17. I've never seen a pulled collar before. I like it! In fact, the whole shirt looks nice on you.
    I'm picturing a "feed me Seymour" scenario with Gerald in your compost heap, lol.

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  18. That collar is tres ginchy! You always make something enviable!

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    1. What a great description, Prttynpnk. Thanks!

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  19. I love the fabric on this one. I hope you had a great time with your daughter.

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  20. Love this collar adaptation, and the fabric...wow!

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  21. Cute top! And you really haven't cooked for months? Aren't you hungry???

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    1. lol, Vicki. I'm the queen of throw-togethers.

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  22. Love this shirt on you, and the pulled collar is sooo wonderful! Your eye is so good -- the shorter collar makes more of a difference than I would have imagined, especially since the first version was so very good itself.

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    1. Thanks, Noile. It's good to hear from you!

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  23. I just adore this funky collar; as usual your creations are so individual, unusual and highly inspirational. The fabric is rather yummy too. I hope you had a great time with your daughter :)
    The Tale of Gerold amused me very much too... especially the punchline that you still had not yet cooked (story of my life too :) ) Thanks for the chuckle!

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    1. Thanks, Carolyn! That is a high compliment coming from you. :)

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  24. I am always amazed when people say they don't cook. I just can't imagine what I'd eat if I didn't cook! I do enjoy it, but would be thrilled to see how much time I could gain by not cooking! Don't think I'll try though. I'm far too picky, I think. What does one eat when one doesn't cook? Maybe if I were wealthy, I could figure it out!!! Fun collar!

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    1. lol, Mimi. Give it a try! I do lots of throw-together meals. For example, I adore my felafel salad and burrito salad. ;)

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