Sequin Gold Collar

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


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After finding this lovely shirt, I wanted to make something similar but without the long sleeves (one-handed persons nightmare), and I also wanted a Peter Pan collar (considering that you know, I never make things with Peter Pan collars..) ha, so I decided to just make it instead of buy it. Then on a whim I decided to make it a button down because any chance I can get of not having to insert a zipper I will gladly take. 

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The gold sequin fabric is from Spandex House (in the "Lt Gold" color), and the cream fabric is just from Joann's. (Same fabric I used for this Banksia top, and the lining for these bridesmaid skirts. I'm in love with it in case you can't tell, ha I love the way it flows.) 
Then the pattern I used was the Violet Blouse pattern from Collette

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I love the back yolk (pictured above, no I'm not just including an awkward shot of my backside for the fun of it), ha and I also love the fabric-covered buttons down the front but I'm not loving the fit of this shirt. It's just.. awkward, I don't even know how to explain it. I think I probably should have made a size smaller but then I feel like it would have been too short or something. Grr I don't know, it's driving me crazy that I can't figure out why I don't like it. I did wear it to school today though and these girls completely made my day when they came up to ask me where I got it. I LOVE when people ask me that because then I get to feel all awesome and be like "oh I made it!" haha, life's little pleasures. 

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This last picture has struggle written all over it but it's the only one where my hair isn't hiding the collar so I thought I'd include it anyways. 

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Anyone have any fun plans? I'm not just asking to ask by the way, I sincerely want to know. ha, what are you guys doing? I don't have any plans but I always love hearing about everyone else's love life's so feel free to divulge. :)

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64 comments:

  1. This is so cute! I love it! The fit looks good to me! And the gold collar is such a great idea!

    I need to think of some Valentine's plans! I'm kind of a last-minute scrambler when it comes to holidays, but I would like to cook something nice for hubs, I think...

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    1. Thank you so much Ginger! I'm totally the same way re:holidays. I hope you and the hubby ended up having a nice day though regardless! :)

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    1. Chelsea! haha this made me laugh, I love you!

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  3. Gorgeous! I didn't realise the Violet had a back yoke. Shame you don't like the fit but I hope it doesn't stop you wearing it!

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    1. Oh it won't, don't worry. :) Thanks Katy!

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  4. Oh my gosh! This is fabulous! And it looks so perfect on you! I agree with you about the fit of the Violet blouse, maybe because I'm also small-framed? That said, I think you did the right thing to make it in a flowier fabric.

    Hubby and I always stay home and have a nice quiet evening together on Valentine's Day - neither of us are fans of crowds. I always make him his favorite dessert: Queen of Sheba Torte - chocolate almond torte with a poured chocolate glaze. Maybe a little champagne on the side, and that's a very nice evening for us!

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    1. That sounds AMAZING. Oh my gosh, can I come too? haha really though, that sounds delicious. I hope you guys ended up having a nice and romantic night!

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    1. YOU are so adorable. :) Thank you Lily!

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  6. ooh, Pretty, shiny...I am so distracted by that collar. Love it!

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    1. haha totally, I feel the same way every time I look into my closet and I sincerely HOPE that others don't feel that way when I wear it to class. haha because I definitely don't want to be the reason anyone fails Chemistry. :)

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  7. I love it, but I especially love the button-down version! I am on a button-down kick right now. =]

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    1. Thanks Sara! I so am too, they are convenient too because they don't mess up your hair and/or make-up slipping on and off your head. haha

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  8. It looks lovely on you, the size seems to look fine. Just seems like a flowing style of blouse and that collar is great! It's very nice when people ask 'where did you get it from?', I totally love that too!

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    1. Thanks Yana! I appreciate you saying that because it will help me feel less self-conscious wearing it. I know most people wouldn't ever even notice but when you make something you're always hyper-aware of all of it's fault, ha don't you think? So good I'm glad that from an outsiders perspective you don't think it looks bad.

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  9. It's beautiful - that fabric looks amazing and I the back yoke looks perfect x

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    1. *I THINK the back yoke looks perfect lol

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    2. haha don't worry I knew what you meant. Thanks for such a sweet comment!

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  10. Really really beautiful on you - looks very high-end! You keep nudging me more and more toward selfish sewing.

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    1. Wow thank you Kristin! haha and DO IT. Everyone needs a little personal love every once in a while, right? ;) Honestly I'm amazed with how unselfish you are with your sewing. I can make things for other people every once in a while but most the time I'm like "nope, all this work's going into something for me and no one else!" ha so props to you! It probably helps that your kids are the most adorable things ever.

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  11. Just found your blog a few weeks ago but I'm glad about it, it's such an inspiration! I think I will spend the next days reading your old entries.
    Love the shirt, especially the buttons and the collar. It's a pity that you're unhappy with the fit.
    But... weren't you incredibly cold taking that photo? Kudos!

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    1. Wow thank you so much Nina! That really meant a lot to me. To have you even want to spend two minute on my blog means a lot so really thank you. That made me feel really good. :)

      And oh my YES. Thankfully I was able to jump into the warm car 10 seconds after but STILL. ha 20 degree weather is definitely not short-sleeve friendly. :)

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  12. So adorable! I would buy that

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    1. Gahh Carly that means so much to me for you to say. ha really though, thank you!

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  13. What a brilliant idea - a little glimmer around the collar. But, while I think the fit is great, I agree that the shaping is off in a weird whats-going-on-it's-supposed-to-be-a-drapey-top-but-something's-just-not-right way. I say wear it as is because it does fit well, but if you are ever considering getting rid of it because you don't like the way it wears, consider adding princess seams???

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    1. EXACTLY. Wow you nailed it on the head, that is exactly what I was trying to explain!! (Man I need you around for future blog posts.) haha but I'm so loving the idea of princess seams. I think that'd make it look more feminine and flattering anyways so thats a really great suggestion, Thanks Amy!

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  14. So cute! It looks really professional. (Also, you're soooo pretty and those jeans look gorgeous on you)

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    1. K so anonymous guess what? You will probably never know how much this comment meant to me. Like it completely turned my day around. There's something about a nice anonymous comment that makes it so much easier to believe. Like since you're not a fellow blogger or someone I know, I know you're not just "saying that just to say it" if that makes sense. So seriously THANK YOU. I sincerely hope you see this because really, this comment made my not-too-great day turn into a lot better of one. Thank you so much.

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  15. love your blog! & am so happy you found mine so i could find yours! you make such awesome clothes, it's seriously inspiring. i am terrrrrrrrible at sewing, but have always wanted to know how! & yess i do go to uvu!

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    1. Well feel free to come over any time and I'll totally show you! Seriously though, it definitely is one of those things where it seems a lot harder than it really is, trust me! Or else I so would not be doing it, ha And UVU, awesome! I'll have to look out for you at school. Granted there's what, like 30 THOUSAND students or something insane like that now? So ya that's probably not going to happen, ha but wishful thinking right! :)

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  16. A-MAZING girl! Can you send your skills to Florida please, it'd be greatly appreciated. New follower here!

    x Marisa

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    1. Just as long as I can come along too because dude, FLORIDA?? Ya that sounds about 100x better than freezing cold Utah right about now. haha but thank you so much for the sweet comment Marisa! I love your blog so it means a lot.

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  17. holy mama. I'm SO glad you commented on my blog because now i can stalk you! YOU ARE AMAZING and I wish I had your skills! Not to mention you are ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Oh my gosh Rachel you are the sweetest!! Thank you so much! And don't worry I definitely already stalkyour blog so the feelings mutual. :) haha thank you so much for the sweetest comment ever!!

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  18. gosh haylee you are beyond incredibly talented, this is amazing. freaking love the collar though with the gold. i really love that style and i've seen it a bit on other people, i'd love a top like that. and i like your boots ;P anyway, hope you're doing well xoxox

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    1. You are the sweetest person ever Jen, thank you. I love YOUR style so really that means a lot to me, thanks girly. :)

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  19. oh my goodness you are so talented! i would happily pay for your handmade clothes it is THAT good!

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    1. Wow Stephanie thank you SO much! Wow seriously that was so nice of you to say.

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  20. omg GORGEOUS. and WHY DON'T I GET UPDATES WHEN YOU POST???!!! SO ANNOYING!

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    1. STORY OF MY LIFE! I swear I have tried like 3 different subscription sites to get subscribed to your blog and it still doesn't work!! Luckily I love you enough to stalk you regularly so it's all good. :) haha

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    2. Ha ha ha ha ha same here which is why I actually see this response:)

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  21. This is amazing! You are so talented!!
    Love your blog :)

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    1. Thanks Grace! That means a lot coming from you.

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  22. I love that you made it---it's gorgeous!
    I am so impressed!
    hope you are having a great week, Haylee!
    floral&fudge

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  23. Gorgeous! Really well done.
    www.shannonheartsblog.com

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  24. LOVE! I want this shirt... mostly because it sparkles!! :)
    Cute blog. I am your newest follower!

    kim
    kimbird.blogspot.com

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  25. Hi, would you be willing to share what fabric you used?

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    1. Hi Stacey! Of course I don't mind at all, for the sequin gold fabric go here: http://www.spandexhouse.com/products.php?navId=96&navId2=267&navName=Sequin%20Fabrics
      and then it's the "Lt gold" color. The cream fabric I'm having a really hard time finding online, but it is ALWAYS stocked at my local Joann's so I'm sure it'd probably be at yours too, hopefully. ha, and if not it's just an off-white solid sateen.
      Good luck! I'd love to see what you make when it's through!

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  26. My favorite thing I think you've made!!

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  27. Um Hello, you are amazing! and I love your blog...and will probably be stalking all your old posts too!

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    1. haha Caytlyn!! That means a lot to me coming from you, thank you!

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  28. dear haylee,

    again, you are darling and i wanted to tell you YES it was the plato's closet across from university mall! you are so dang cute!!!

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    1. Thank you Rachel!! And thank you for the sweetest comment ever. :)

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  29. Hi Haylee- in a strange round about way I found your blog. I love your adorable projects. You seem to be über talented!! Honestly though I don't know how to sew and probably never will. I loved your blog because of what we have on common. I'm also a Utah girl with one hand who just happened to not be bite off by a shark ( wouldn't that be more interesting than being born that way?) anyway just wanted to say hi. If you are on fb id love to chat. Add me:) a new fan Sharie OwYoung

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    1. A fellow one-handed Utahn?? No way!! Definitely just added you, I'd love to talk more Sharie!

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  30. Hi Haylee!! I just found your blog and I am in LOVE with it. I LOOOOVE this shirt. Adorable.

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    1. Wow thanks so much Kelsey!! That means a lot coming from you, thanks. :)

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