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Posted on: 1/13/05 2:03 PM
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I had a nice piece of leftover fabric from my latest Kwik Sew 3059 Polo shirt. Plenty for one of my Talbot's t-shirt copies so I could make a workout t-shirt.

But, I was tired when cutting out the pattern and grabbed the lower cut version and didn't realize the error until trying it on.

Oops! A little TOO low cut for the crowd I was hanging with - a local hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation facility (I take a friend who had a stroke 3 times a week, and I can use the treadmills if they are available).

The fabric matched a pair of steel blue workout pants perfectly and I didn't want to wear it and hear, "grab the defibrillator!"

Fortunately I had a scrap with more of the lacy fabric print area for a pretty contrast, and cut a piece lengthwise grain to go across and fill in the lower neckline/upper bust area. I topstitched it to the finished edge of the neckline and voila! Modesty and health prevails!

Something to keep in mind, in case this ever happens to you.

I may even make this "mistake" again and use a contrasting fabric for a layered look without the actual layers.

A good save!


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edube said... (1/14/05 10:28 AM) Reply
Haven't we all been there? Great idea!
snowblaze said... (1/13/05 2:41 PM) Reply
did not know you could make lemonade from a low cut neckline! Good work!
 
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