Friday, June 11, 2010

ruffles!


I once used a pattern for tank top with rows of ruffles, with a blue light woven rayon, probably last summer. The result was no good on me. It was OK because the garment was made for my acquaintance but not mine. Technically, the tank top and those ruffles were pretty itself, and same as on the real owner. They weren't OK on me (I was allowed to put it on as I had to check my sewing). They looked excessive and I looked some strange and shabby round marine creature, if I have to explain. Ruffles look just too bulky on a certain kind of people, there are others who are highlighted their beauty by those flutterings around body, though.

On the last weekend, I found this white rayon jersey in my stash and I suddenly got an idea. I thought that I might be able to sew my wearable ruffles with the same pattern, if I made them in jersey. The ruffles might look less excessive. Jersey might help me, the pattern was made for woven fabrics though. I was fairly sure of it. So I checked. I omitted a side zipper and pinched an inch at both sides from the tank. I used a light silk/cotton for the upper back bodice.
tank top w/ ruffles
tank top w/ ruffles
tank top w/ ruffles

Because I didn't take pictures of the first one on me, I know you can't tell differences anyway. However I can tell you that I think it's OK this time. What do you think? Jersey has made the ruffles less empowered and I feel I'm in control. cool!

I recommend you to give a thought on jerseys if you have the same kind of bitter memories on your ruffle patterns.

Take care!


yoshimix

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pattern: anneecotton* 587, tank top with rows of ruffles
fabric: thin viscose-rayon jersey and light weight silk/cotton plain woven fabric
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32 comments:

  1. Oh wow, the fabric is nice, pattern is awsome and you look sexy without the cardy...:) LOL I just love your artwork!

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  2. Absolutely Fabulous! Looks Great on you.

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  3. Wow! Yoshimi,this is absolutely beautiful !!! You are really good in sewing pretty outfits !

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  4. Don't know what the blue top looked like but this one looks lovely. Jersey ruffles may be the way forward.

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  5. beautiful - I love it!! So wonderful.

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  6. The ruffled tank is a winner! It looks fantastic on you!

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  7. Love it. Great idea for sublime ruffles. Looks beautiful and just right for you.

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  8. LOL, no one wants empowered ruffles!
    Seriously this top is gorgeous on you and it inspires me to attempt something similar.

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  9. Lovely! Was it a commercial pattern or one of your own?

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  10. ooo - I love this. Good idea with the jersey to make the ruffles less "bloom-y"

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  11. That's a beautiful, feminine top. Looks great on you!

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  12. Love the top and how you used the silk/cotton on the back bodice.

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  13. it looks great on you :-) the drapey knit works really well.

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  14. Very nice. I love the combination with those jeans. You look very beautiful!

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  15. Great choice of fabrics and it looks really nice on you. Now I'm inspired to try something similar.

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  16. Brilliant tops for your summer. My daughter (aged 14) wants one - now that is the highest compliment!

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  17. This top is adorable. Love the very soft ruffles.

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  18. Nice! is it because of the material itself which makes the 2 have different results?

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  19. Thank you all, for the comments!
    >Kathryn, the pattern is from anneecotton*, and the number is 587. They don't allow us (blogs) to put the direct rink to their product page, but you'll find it by googling with "anneecotton*, 587".

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  20. You make the prettiest clothing! Fran G

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  21. Lovely as always! It does hang nicely in viscose jersey, and looks less prissy/more casual - great idea!

    By the way - in my latest blog post I've tagged you in a game of 8 questions if you'd like to play!

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  22. Oh that is soooo beautiful, Yoshimi!

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  23. Love these patterns! I miss Japan! Any ideas on how I could order from the states?
    Sherri Ireson

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  24. I think it's really great!

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  25. Hi, just browsed through your blog - I love your style, clothing, shoes - the whole look! And your hair - what I would give to get a hairdresser to cut my hair with such precision....
    Anyhow, keep up your fascinating work!

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  26. So pretty! I agree, the jersey did make the ruffles less stiff and bulky. Nice job!

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  27. Thank you for your lovely comments! I'm so happy and thankful to you!!
    >Sherri, I think they'd be happy to receive orders from abroad, but the problem is that you need to pay the fee via bank transfer. If you have a bank account here in Japan, it would be easy, but if not, it sounds a bit difficult. You seem to have been in Japan, so, maybe it is quite possible for you.

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