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Linen Izzy Top

September 13, 2014

Blue Upcycled Izzy Top

I am a bit of a squirreller (is there a word like that????) while ‘A’ is more like a minimalist. He practically halved his wardrobe after we returned from UK. I rescued couple of shirts from the donate box and squirrelled them away for some up-cycling projects 😉

The Linen shirt went into the donate box as its a bit faded in the back. After i got out my scissors only the cuffs, collar and couple of odd bits were thrown away. The body of the shirt is turned into top/tunic for ‘H’, while the sleeves became newborn pants for ‘J’

Here is ‘H’ in her top
Sew-Izzy Top-Upcycle Linen H

The front of the top
Sew-Izzy Top-Upcycle Linen Front

The back.
Sew-Izzy Top-Upcycle Linen Back

Pattern: Izzy top (free) by Teri of Climbing the Willow.
Fabric: Upcycled Linen shirt in Indigo.
Notions: Nothing apart from thread
Size: Cut in 4T size for a 4 year old
The skirt is cut to take advantage of the original hem and side seams of shirt.
The front main of the bodice is cut from the back yoke of the shirt.
The back main of the bodice is cut from the front taking advantage of the button band/placket.
Strayed away from the original instruction regarding the back closure, so had to resort to hand sewing near top of the button band in the back to get a neat finish.
Even the lining for the bodice is cut from the shirt. If not lengthening the skirt for a tunic/dress, unto 4T top can be made from a M/L men’s shirt.
Lovely pattern with excellent instructions and a wide range of sizes, can be easily lengthened for a tunic/dress.

I am sure there will be more Izzy tops/tunics/dresses for ‘H’ and ‘J’ in future.

One Comment leave one →
  1. September 16, 2014 1:31 am

    what a great little tunic! the fabric seems like it feels lovely and cool. Great job!!

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