Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Jaywalk polo tops

Stripes and polo tops made sense to me, especially for weekend wear. The Jaywalk fabric from Tessutis was perfect for these tops.
I had been mulling about how to use this stripe fabric and created a Stripe pinterest board. And then I realised, I wear polo type tops on weekends anyway, hence a couple of Jaywalk tees.

Here's where I started. The Alexa tee front piece is divided into 3 angled sections.
 I've numbered each section and sewn these together before sewing the top.
The top piece has the stripes running across the body so this was a key piece to get right.
Then I had to match up the stripes on the sleeve.
Here's how I had to pin the centre back together.
The collar and collar facing were taken from Butterick 3386 that I've used before.
See how the lines match on the sleeve and under the sleeve?
Once I'd figured out the construction, I made this again.

And I promptly wore this version last weekend.


 Excuse this rear view.
Please feel free to make your own version.



Cheers.

37 comments:

Velosewer said...

Thanks Beajay.

Dixie said...

Very clever use of stripes. They work very well in these tops. Good job of piecing and combining patterns!

Rachel King said...

They are really cool!

BMGM said...

These are fantastic.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Dixie. Once I figured it out, they came together easily.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Rachel.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Grace.

Maris Olsen said...

So stinkin' cute Maria!

MaciNic said...

These are fabulous!!! ;)

Allison C said...

Great use of the striped fabric to take a polo shirt to another level, I really like them.

RedPointTailor said...

Fantastic idea to play with stripes! Great T-shirts/polos

Hoffi Coffi said...

I have been pondering making a striped top recently and I hadn't thought about playing around with the angles.... you've given me ideas now!!! :)

Sew Little Time said...

I love how you played with the stripes! Looks great!

Sarah Liz said...

Oh my goodness, it's a wonder you didn't go squiffy eyed working out all those stripe placements :). Results are stunning, especially in the black and white.

Melinda said...

Love it! What a clever way to use stripes and pretty up a basic pattern!

Kyle Burkhardt said...

Great job on matching the center back seam!!


I like your red shoes!

Karen ETR said...

These are great! So much more interesting than just stripe-y tops. And great job with all the matching. Makes my head hurt.

wendy said...

wow. that's some amazing stripe matching, and these tops look really stylish & well made!

Shelly said...

Very clever use of stripes. Fun casual weekend wear.

Velosewer said...

I hope you use them too!

Velosewer said...

Thanks.

Velosewer said...

:) Anytime.

Velosewer said...

The black one got me motivated.

Velosewer said...

Thanks.

Velosewer said...

I'm always looking for an outfit to wear read shoes :)

Velosewer said...

Sorry about that;)

Velosewer said...

They're fun to wear.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Wendy.

Velosewer said...

THanks Mel.

Kirsty Bunfield (kbfield) said...

Great tops Maria. I love how you've used the stripes!

Velosewer said...

Thanks Kirsty.

Sharon said...

You have done an amazing job with the stripes and have two great looking shirts.

Thewallinna said...

Such cool tops! It took me a while to realize that "home" clothes sewing is much more rewarding and useful than "fancy dress" stitching. Very clever stripe placement :) I want to purchase this fabric now (|||❛︵❛.)

Vanessa said...

I would have never thought to use stripes in such an interesting way. You're so clever. Both of these tops look great. Thanks for sharing.

JustSew Jenna said...

Great stripy tops, I love them!

Joy said...

Wow, very fun use of stripes!

MushyWear said...

Love these!

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