Sewn : Geometric Print Shirt

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Ok I know I said I was going to make a dress out of this fabric, but honestly I'm kind of sick of making dresses right now. And I really need some new shirts. (New school year guys! Also there's only so many times one can stand being asked "Wait why are you wearing a dress to school? .." ha really though, I get asked that way too many times and I never really know what to say. (Why NOT wear a dress to school I think is the better question. :)



The fabric is this geometric print from Mood. It is designed by Thakoon and I think I got a little too excited when I realized who that actually was. (The September Issue!)  I was really impressed with him when I watched that so I'm glad to see he's still designing. 



Let's pretend that I didn't forget to iron the back of the shirt... haha.



The pattern is the Salme Patterns kimono top. I definitely would recommend, it was super simple and I love the cuff sleeves and the boxy fit. Plus it seriously took no time at all, aside of course from the time it took to print out, tape, and add seam allowances to the freaking PDF pattern. Ugh most annoying process ever. Luckily I have Project Runway to get me through it or else I think I really would go crazy.

Oh and shout-out to Shira from A Sequin Love Affair for giving me the great idea to pair this print with polka-dots. I fell in love when she did so here and so you know, had to pull a blogger move and copy her! haha, also small world that she's wearing the dress I almost made out of this exact fabric, no we didn't plan that but funny how that worked out! 



62 comments:

  1. The shirt is beautiful. I love that print!

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  2. Awesome relaxed boxy shape to the top and I LOVE the geometric print!
    I agree it looks great with polka dots too : )

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    1. Thanks Caroline! I just hope that this whole print-mixing thing isn't one of those trends that makes me just cringe looking back at in a year. ha I hate when that happens because then I just cringe at all the old pictures! ha oh well, living in the moment I guess. :) Thanks again for the nice comment!

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  3. Great job - I love the fabric, and it's a perfect match for the simple tee shape. Glad it's not just me who watches Project Runway while doing boring sewing jobs!

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    1. haha right?! It's the only thing that gets me through cutting out I swear. Who are you rooting for this season?

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    2. Oooh Kate or Dom I think!

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    3. Kate!! So agree, I really love her. I also really like Jeremy but I don't know, maybe honestly it's just because of his accent. haha

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    4. haha well I'm British too so it's not such a novelty ;) But I like him too - and Bradon! Lots of good ones this season, should be a good final.

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  4. Hi! I'm a new follower here and I love your blog!

    That print is adorable, and I am totally in love with the pattern you used. As much as I dislike using PDF patterns, I'm not sure which is worse, the traditional flimsy pattern paper that moves if you breathe too hard, or copy paper for the printable patterns, which is time-consuming to put together and thick to store!

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    1. Hi Diane! Thanks so much for following along! That means a lot to me. Do you have a blog? I officially suck at Google + and can't figure it out, ha so I've been trying to find a link somewhere on your profile but have come up empty handed so I thought I'd ask. :)

      SO spot on about the patterns too by the way, I think that all the time, how I really, really hate both. The best is when you get an independent designer who has chosen to use actual paper for their pattern pieces (Megan Nielsen comes to mind!) but that doesn't make that paper so thick that it takes up the majority of your closet. haha

      Thanks again for stopping by Diane, it's nice to officially "meet" you :)

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  5. with dresses as amazing as yours i'm surprised you haven't inspired everyone to wear dresses to school every day!!!

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    1. haha Brissa I love you, thank you!!

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  6. I totally get you about the dress thing- I wear dresses to school or just out and about ALL the time, and people always ask me the same thing! Dresses are cute and comfy and don't take to much effort to look put together, I love them! This shirt is soooo cute. I love the print and the sleeve length. I honestly think you should start your own store or something!

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    1. Really though! In fact I feel like dresses are easier almost because you don't have to worry about matching or putting an outfit together like you said. Ya girl I'm right there with you, dresses for the win! And thank you so much by the way. It means so much when people say they'd actually wear or buy what I've made so thanks girl, I really appreciate that. :)

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  7. I love the way this style hangs its really open and airy very non-constricting. Looks great with shorts but I think it will work nicely for fall too (: Great job Haylee!

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    1. Thanks Mikayla! The greatest part about it is that that makes it SO comfy too, haha and comfy is always the way to go in my book. Thanks again cute girl!

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  8. Looking good (as always)! i am always on the look out for simple tops to sew up, so thanks for the recommendation! The weather is slowly starting to get warmer down here in Aus, so i'll be needing lots of tops like this to get me through the rest of the uni semester.

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    1. Ah I'm jealous, once again I wish I could be living in AU right now. Where are you going to school?

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  9. I love it. I love the pattern and the fit of the top. It looks so comfy and i feel like is something that could definitely transition into your fall wardrobe. And while Im not one for wearing dresses, i definitely understand. I feel like in the summer thats al i want to wear are dresses and skirts because it just feels better haha. Plus you've got stinking cute legs that would look adorable in a dress and some cute booties and tights. Rock those dresses woman! Seriously you are a amazing. I was showing my husband your stuff because I think its so awesome!

    K

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    1. Ok Kirsten!! That means so much to me that you would show him my blog!! haha really thanks so much. Ya I'm hoping I'll get more wear out of this even when the colder weather rolls around more than I would a dress because you know, short dresses and Utah winter just do not match very well. haha but I'm the same way, Summer and dresses all day every day! They are soo much cooler too I feel like (as in the temperature, not coolness factor. :) haha)

      Thanks again Kirsten! Really this comment meant a lot to me. I'm still gushing over the fact that you showed someone my blog! haha so thanks for telling me that. :)

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  10. Great pairing of fabric and pattern! I hear you about the "Why are you so dressed up?" questions at school. I teach HS math, so I hear that a lot, usually followed by, "Did you make that?"

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    1. And then that's when you get to feel all awesome and be like of COURSE I did. :) haha really though. That's cool that your students know you sew by the way! I love that, I wish I would have known more stuff like that when I was in high school. I loved some of my HS teachers but none of them were really that great at being very "personable" if that makes sense, so again I think it's cool that you share stuff like that with them! You sound like a really fun teacher, even if it is high school math. haha ;) which math is it?

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  11. OK, remember when you said you would make me a shirt.... I am a little obsessed with one so, we need to figure something out here. Sorry, it's just the price you have to pay for being so amazing!

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    1. Woman I am 100% serious when I say that I will totally make you this shirt! I have leftover fabric and a pattern all ready to go and everything. Only problem is that you probably don't want to match with me but if you don't care about that then I WILL TOTALLY MAKE IT. Because I totally don't care at all, I'd love to have you wear something that I made. Like seriously LOVE it. If you don't want to be twinners I can make you something else too. I'm working on another boxy t-shirt right now that I could use instead, just let me know which you'd rather have me do! And you should do that soon because I'm getting all excited and want to start on it. haha

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  12. Aw I love you and I love this as a top! So curious what it would've looked like as a dress though haha! I can never have enough dresses but this is a fun top that can be worn soooo many different ways! A bright colored skirt or pants, with a cardi or jacket, or polka dots of course!:)
    <3 <3 <3

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  13. PS Project Runwayyyyy- are you up to date?!

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    1. Love your ideas! Especially the colored skirt pairing, ahh I have just the skirt for that I think and now I'm really excited about it. Thanks girl!

      And Project Runway almost!! I'm like two episodes behind I think. Give me another afternoon that I don't have work though and then I'll be caught up, so tomorrow hopefully. haha who do you like? dislike? Want to have win?

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  14. Wish i knew how to make my own stuff as well :( so so so talented, loved that. <3

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    1. Thanks so much Mandy! You could totally do it too, just takes getting the basics down and then you're good to go!

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  15. The polka dot shorts look good with the top. Did you make the shorts, too? If so, with which pattern?

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    1. I wish! ha no I got them at J.Crew and you can find them here:
      http://factory.jcrew.com/AST/Navigation/Sale/AllProducts/PRDOVR~50711/50711.jsp?color_name=Polka-Dot-Wash&TCode=FAGGPF00001_99103010086&sisearchengine=197&siproduct=50711&noPopUp=true&utm_source=GooglePLA&utm_medium=50711

      :)

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  16. This is such a cute top, I may have to make one myself- feeling inspired! Thank you.

    http://jossewandshow.blogspot.com/2013/08/dress-to-playsuit.html

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    1. Thanks Joanna! You definitely won't regret it, I've worn this one way too many times to count already. haha it's a really great "go to" shirt.

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  17. Lovely print, and I love the way it fits! I can't stand 'online' PDF-patterns either, that's why I don't even begin using them. Whenever I come across a pattern that I like, I try to measure & draw it myself. Usually works like a charm ;)

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    1. Now if we only all had the skills to do that! haha really though, that's awesome. I'd love to get better at doing just that, I just get intimidated when I don't have a book or something to go off of, you know? Anyways, you inspire me!

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  18. Haha I was one of those annoying kids in school asking why people always dressed up. Now that I'm older I never wear pants so I guess it evens out? Your shirt looks fantastic - I absolutely love the print and it fits you perfectly. Great job!

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    1. Well at least you can say you know where they're coming from right? :) haha thanks Kristin!

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  19. okay, you are just the cutest and SO talented. I wish I could sew.. well anything! love your blog!

    Rachel Amelia

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    1. Rachel thank you! This was so sweet of you, and girl seriously next time you're in Provo we can have a sewing party and I'll teach you how to sew. ha really though! I'd love to.

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  20. One of my friends has been talking about Project Runway for so long that I finally sat down to watch an episode a couple weeks ago. I take that back. I sat down to watch an episode, and ended up watching half of season 10. When I read "Mood" all I could hear was Tim Gunn in my head. Oh Tim Gunn.

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    1. haha right!?? This is the story of my life. I actually don't think I watched season 10 but this makes me want to go back and do that! Are you following the current one?

      And Tim Gunn, isn't he seriously just the best? I just want to give him a hug, in a non creepy, he's-just-too-awesome-not-to way of course. :)

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  21. I am so jealous of your polka-dot shorts!

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    1. They're still available! http://factory.jcrew.com/AST/Navigation/Sale/AllProducts/PRDOVR~50711/50711.jsp?color_name=Polka-Dot-Wash&TCode=FAGGPF00001_99103010086&sisearchengine=197&siproduct=50711&noPopUp=true&utm_source=GooglePLA&utm_medium=50711

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  22. Lovely top! It has such a nice shape and that fabric is so fun. Looks great paired with those shorts.

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  23. this is great! love the fabric - almost bought it the other day! and the polka dot shorts are awesome paired with it! All my recent makes have been black and white - maybe I'll have to pair them up with some chambray polka dots :)

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  24. Very nice fabric choice. I'm totally in love with geometric patterns lately. I just found you and now I am going to take a look at your other works!

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    1. Thanks Bobbi! Hopefully you're not disappointed.. haha

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  25. i absolutely love the stunning elegance of everything you post. this blog is so lovely.
    xx

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  26. This is a really sweet pattern and I love the fabric you've chosen for the style. I've sewn a couple of Salme patterns and love the modern, minimalist silhouette. Well done.

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  27. Great shirt and pattern, Hay. I am proud that I know who that designer is too--The September Issue! I liked him!

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  28. Great shirt and pattern, Hay. I am proud that I know who that designer is too--The September Issue! I liked him!

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  29. oh my gosh, such a cute top! i love this pattern!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbitblog.com

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  30. Lovely pattern on the top.

    xoxo
    Ivy
    http://www.purrpleivy.com/

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  31. Dear Haylee, I love the pattern of your shirt and how you matched it with the polka dot shorts. It all comes together beautifully on you. Many blessings my dear, Catherine xo

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  32. Love your polka dot shorts! So cute!

    thelolajames.blogspot.com

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  33. Girl, you are so cute! I looked through like three pages of your blog and couldn't choose one to comment on, so I randomly chose this one. But, really, everything you make is gorgeous!!! I think you just became my new favorite blogger. Ha! =D
    agastronomescloset.wordpress.com

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    1. Oh my gosh NICEST comment ever, thank you so much! And the feelings definitely mutual for the record, I love everything you make! I love that you appreciate both lace and peter pan collars as much as I do. :) haha

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  34. I love the shape of this top with this fabric. I bought a couple of yards of it a year or so ago and have been at a loss for a project to use it on. I'm thinking about making this for my wife. It seems a bit sheer. Did you add a lining or extra layer?

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    1. Well you officially win the husband of the year award! haha really that's so nice of you, no I didn't add any lining. The neckline is interfaced (as per pattern instructions) but other than that it's just the one single layer of fabric!

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