Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Girl's 'Cascading Petals' Tee

Remember the little girl's purple paper bag skirt I made a few weeks ago? Just in case you don't, here it is.


Well, I finally broke down and made a cute raglan sleeve tee to go with it. I have had the pattern for more years than I can remember, and I can't even start to count the number of times I've made it. I know that I made it dozen's of times, in all different sizes when my kids were small. It was my go to pattern for just about everything. I used it to make pajama tops, jackets, blouses for my daughter, and shirts for my boys. By changing the fabric and adding a buttoned front, it created a whole new look. Although the pattern is intended for knits, I used wovens too, and just cut the pieces slightly larger. Seriously. If you ever have a chance to get this pattern, do it! You will never regret it. Unfortunately it isn't in print anymore, so it may be difficult to find.


Here is my latest version.




To make the 'petals', I cut circles of the tee shirt fabric, folded them in half, and then in half again and sewed them on. I love the sparkly butterfly buttons. I think they add just a touch of whimsy to the outfit. What do you think?

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24 comments:

  1. CUTE! i linked up next to you on some linky (there are way too many to remember which one!) and had to check this out!! great work:)
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  2. How perfect is that?! I love both the skirt and the sweater! I kinda want them both in my size, and then I'd complete the look with black knee-high boots!

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  3. Beautiful!

    P.S.
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    Thanks for linking up to Welcome Weekend Hop. Hope to see you next week. I'm now following, so when you get a chance follow back :-)

    Emy
    http://alwaysaroundboys.blogspot.com

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  4. I like your sweet blog,very nice..specially this post catches my eye..waoo..oh yes i remember i have bought some sweaters last weekend & i will do this experiment with anyone of those..but i have an idea,i will use different color,& may be i use on wrists too..well m busy in studies,will try to manage time for that..hehe..thanks for the idea..lovely

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  5. lovely!! especially the fabric flower&purple butterflies. I think the shirt & the paperbag skirt make a sweet combo :)

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  6. What an adorable outfit! Just love it!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  7. Wow - that skirt looks awesome and together with that cute tee it makes the perfect match!
    Love the petals!
    P.S. Thanks for dropping by!
    Maya

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  8. Just darling! Flowers make everything extra pretty! And thanks for stopping by!!

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  9. I love that skirt! And that top is really cute too. I will be on the look-out for that pattern!

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  10. They are both wonderful! And that new puppy is just ADORABLE!!! Thanks for visiting my blog... I'm always happy to welcome new readers!

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  12. Very, very cute!! Thanks for sharing and for your nice comments on my blog.

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  13. So cute! I wish I could sew, but I don't have the patience to learn to do things like that.

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  14. Tooooo CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

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  15. That's a great outfit. I love the extra flowers and beading you put on your top too, very clever. Thanks for popping in to visit me earlier.

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  16. I love it! I found you over at the blog hop and I'm your newest follower! Come by Sassy Sites! xoxo

    www.sassysites.blogspot.com

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  17. Oh, this is really pretty and dressy! What girl wouldn't want it? I would even love it in my size. :)

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  18. So cute! I saw you on blog hop and I'm following you too!
    http://pregnancybaby411.blogspot.com/

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  19. Such a cute skirt! And I love the shirt- so pretty! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  20. Thanks for the sweet comments I really appreciated it! I *love* this skirt. I'm a new follower! Have a wonderful day!!

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  21. Anne, thank you for stopping by my blog, and for your comment. I love your flower-embellished long sleeve t-shirt!

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  22. SO cute! Thank you for visiting my blog & commenting on my jewelry!

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  23. Perfect raglan top! I love your yoyo tank too

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