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Monday, September 13, 2010

Modified Pintuck Top




I mentioned after making the sunburst top that I had lots of ideas running through my head of how I could modify a simple pintuck.  This shirt is the realization of some of those thoughts.  The top didn't turn out exactly like I'd hoped (namely the shape of the bib), but I really liked playing with this technique.  

The shirt itself is a basic cap sleeve t-shirt (see tutorial here), I then added a panel of modified pintuck fabric, along with a ruffle border and a few simple buttons.  If I were to do it again I would bring in the bib so that it starts closer to the neckline.  I might also add a faux placket for the buttons. Enough of that though, I was intending on this post being more about the technique and less about the shirt itself. 







To create the puckered pintucks I made 1/8" pintucks about 1 inch apart. 



Then I stitched perpendicular to the pintucks in alternating directions. Alternating directions will tack down the pintuck one way, and press it up the other.  It is a super simple and fun way to modify a basic pintuck.  My rows were about 1/2" apart.  If you look closely (which you shouldn't, but now you will) my rows aren't exactly even.  I was lacking patience and consequently perfection wasn't achieved (but it rarely is).  I think that it would be fun to create the rows of pintucks closer together.  I think that this technique could be really sweet on a little girl's dress.  

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12 comments:

Lu said...

This is lovely! What a creative way to spice up those pintucks.

Emily said...

What a lovely shirt! Thanks for the modifying pintuck tip. It would look adorable on a little girl's dress!

Madame Samm said...

very pretty sugar...love the details..blessings from quilt story madame samm

Amy said...

This is such a cute top! I love the way it turned out...and it looks like it was rather simple to create. Thanks for sharing!

Bromeliad said...

I think pintucks are going to be my new thing. Thanks for the tutorial.

Donene said...

Very cute! thanks for sharing!
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Quiltstory said...

So cute!! Thanks for sharing AND teaching!

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

You made that!!!! that is amazingly cute!

Bella said...

Hi Tricia, I featured this awesome tutorial on my blog today, so please come grab a featured button, and can't wait to see what else you link up and share. Hope to see you again!! Thanks again, Bella :)

Eva Marie Harp said...

That was awesome! you have the super fun tee ideas. Thanks for shareing
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Jan said...

That's a great idea...LOVE your shirt!

Harmony said...

OH MY GOSH!! I *love* this pin tuck modification!!! I'm definitely going to have to do this! Thanks soooo much for sharing!