Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Sleeve Fest Entry - Simplicity 8337

Simplicity 8337 with modifications for ruffled sleeves for sleeve fest 2017


I made it by one day, getting my last entry into #Sleevefest2017



Sleeve Fest is hosted by Dream Cut Sew and Valentine & Stitch and thanks so much ladies, it has been so fun seeing all the creativity!


On Instagram I follow LiketoKnow.it and there is always RTW inspiration.  Just like the photo and you get an email (after you sign up) with all the details of the person's outfit.  If you go and buy this outfit the person will be compensated.  I love it for inspiration and outfit ideas.

I did get my inspiration for Sleeve Fest and it is this top at Nordstrom and I used Simplicity 8337.  This Simplicity pattern is a bit boxy and my inspiration piece was boxy, too


Silly picture, but I wanted you to see the tie.

Simplicity 8337 with modifications for ruffled sleeves for sleeve fest 2017 - showing the ties



I made one ruffle 6 inches and the second one 4 inches.  Now the length I couldn't tell you, I just cut.  The tie was cut 2 inches wide and I stitched it with a 3/8" seam allowance.  


Simplicity 8337 with modifications for ruffled sleeves for sleeve fest 2017 - with close up of ruffled sleeves

I rolled edged on my serger the top and bottom of the each ruffle piece.  Stitched the back seam, ruffles together and then gathered the top.  I pinned the ruffle on my sleeve to get the right length I wanted.  Which was exactly 6 inches, which I marked on the sleeve and put the top edge of my ruffle on the mark.  I stitched the ruffle onto the sleeve at 5/8" and then stitched the tie right on the first stitching line.  Tied the bow and then cut the extra off.  The ties ends are knotted.

Simplicity 8337 with modifications for ruffled sleeves for sleeve fest 2017 - with close up of ruffled sleeves


The knit and stripe are from Mood but have been in my stash for a while.  I do think I am going to start making a small in this pattern, the top is just a bit too big.

Simplicity 8337 with modifications for ruffled sleeves for sleeve fest 2017


Just wanted to show my roses, but the tall one looks a bit bare, can't keep the bugs from eating the leaves.

Simplicity 8337 with modifications for ruffled sleeves for sleeve fest 2017



Here is a good picture  of the sleeves
Simplicity 8337 with modifications for ruffled sleeves for sleeve fest 2017


Now I am laughing so hard because I just fell in a hole the photo before this one

Simplicity 8337 with modifications for ruffled sleeves for sleeve fest 2017

I recovered and look it shows the sleeves in action!

Simplicity 8337 with modifications for ruffled sleeves for sleeve fest 2017



Here is one of my roses, just wanted to take a photo and share.


12 comments:

  1. I really think this is a great top with a little flair!

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    1. Thanks, it was fun to create.

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  2. Lori!! I love, love, love this top!!! The whole outfit is amazing!

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    1. Thanks so much, me too, it is so fun.

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  3. I love this top! The colours in the strips are perfect and the way you styled it with those sage/grey jeans and fab booties is spot on. What a great early Fall outfit.
    Lovely roses by the way :)

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    1. Thanks so much, I love my booties and so happy I can start wearing them.

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  4. Very pretty! you sound as graceful as me- lol!

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    1. It was such a funny moment. I was trying to be cool and relaxed and just walk backwards and boom a hole! LOL

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  5. Love it - looks great!

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  6. I am truly inspired by your blog, I love this top!

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