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Thursday, February 24, 2011

"The Theo Shirt" (Butterick 5562)

           Hey Divas, I know it's been awhile since my last post.... Life has just gotten in the way. First my computer crashes, and then my husbands ship went out to sea so that means mommy is having to be supermom! But that's life, right! Nothing we Divas can't conquer.. I have still been sewing as time permits, as a matter of fact my past two garments were wadders. Wrong fabric choice, that's what I am telling myself (wink)

          I know you all are probably wandering about the title post..."The Theo Shirt" Well, see this episode of the Cosby show was one of my all time favorites. I love all the old shows, Golden Girls, The Nanny, Cosby, etc etc....But, back to this episode of the Cosby show...It's where Theo wanted a designer shirt that would cost well over 90$ well his parents weren't having it! So, Theo decided to have his sister Denise make one for a fraction of the cost...Sounds a lot like us, the home seamstress right! Well, Denise made the shirt alright, she totally butchered Theo's shirt it was all kinds of wrong.....

    And making this Butterick top really made me think of this episode. The top is really a trendy pattern and I really love the top NOW after some reconstructive surgery.....First, the pattern is HUGE so with a pattern with a lot of ease and knit fabric equals" The Theo Shirt" lol but seriously I had to cut the side seams off by 2" or more and then that still left the neckline that was undoubtedly large....The side seams were easy to fix; however, the neckline not so much I had to do some creative sewing lol..... After having two wadders back to back I sure wasn't about to bow out graciously to another wadder. Especially to such an easy pattern...... I am glad I was able to save this shirt, as I really do like it, just be careful with sizing.... So without further ado  here is Butterick 5562! As always Divas be blessed and nothin less!
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  1. I love it--that Cosby show episode, and your shirt!! The color choice for you is spot on, you are glowing in that color! And the top looks great! I am glad you could salvage this one, and I hope the next things you do keep you away from wadderville!

  2. Lol @ the cosby episode. That was a great save.

  3. This is a really cute top! You did a great job making it work! Love the color too!

  4. I just watched that episode last night! One of my favorites. Good save.

  5. Thank you NuJoi I love your blog and your journey to fitting...Your blog is so helpful, with your book and dvd reviews!Thanks for stopping by :)