10 September 2013

Sew All 26: B is for Bateau Neck!

This week couldn't have worked out any better for Sew All 26 "B" week.  Anneliese of Aesthetic nest asked me if I would join her new Bateau Neck Pattern tour, and it just happened to fall into B week!  It's always so fun to see the different versions people come up with.  Take a look at her blog to see what fellow bloggers have done with it.


I started making it as a dress (it comes with the option for a dress, tunic, and different sleeve lengths!) but I asked Divine if she would wear a dress to school.  She told me she probably wouldn't, so we made it into a shirt.
The bow necklace was really easy to throw together.
The faux leather trim comes with the grommets already in it (from Joann's).  
➊ Fold and sew each side under.  Using a zipper foot works the best so the grommet doesn't have to go under the foot.  It's a bit tricky to sew such a small piece, but you can also just stitch it by hand.
➋ Pinch middle together and insert a knotted piece of doubled thread through the back.
➌ Wrap the thread around until desired thickness is achieved. Secure with a knot and thread the tail through the previous stitches and cut. Thread a necklace chain through the grommets, or link a larger ring around each grommet and add to a chain in the center.
I stitched the seams with my serger and used a double needle to hem the bottom and sleeves as well as to secure the neck facing about an inch and a half away from the opening.
I took the same faux leather trim and add a star between two of the grommets for the sleeve to give it a bit of an edge.
I must like the black and white stripes.  See my little photo bomber.
This is a perfect pattern for no-fuss, no-closure type of sewing for your little ones (with enough options to keep it interesting).  
Divine loves her new shirt, almost as much as I do.
And Anneliese has offered to give away a copy of her new pattern to one of you!  Just leave a comment and your email address if it isn't attached to your profile.  I'll pick a winner by the end of the week! Or go grab yours right this second here.

How is your Sew All 26 sewing coming?  I'll open up another linking party up later this week because I have more B goodness on the way!

87 comments:

  1. The T-shirt is gorgeous with those stripes..
    Thanks for the opportunity :)

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  2. Love the stripes and the sleeve detailing!! Great job :)

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  3. So fun! And quick! You just left yesterday !

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  4. I love, love, love this! Super cute top (and my daughter would have the same answer, no I probably wouldn't wear a dress to school). Sad that those dress to school days are over!!!

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  5. Oh what a lovely pattern and your shirt looks great with the extra details!

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  6. You forgot that B is also for "Black and White"! Cute shirt and I love the trim detail!

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  7. Love the sleeves. Those are perfect fall sleeves. Need to win (and if I don't win, purchase) this pattern!

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  8. You also forgot that B is for BOOTS! Those are fantabulous!

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  9. How fun. Your details are perfect. You took such a fab classic and gave it a little edge! So so cool!

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  10. I would love to make a bunch of these for my boys!

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  11. Great shirt. Thanks for the goveaway

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  12. Thanks for the chance. That shirt came out awesome!

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  13. Divine is so beautiful. She has her own style and I love it!
    The shirt is very cute too! Hope I win the pattern. If not,
    I'll just have to head on over to Asthetic nest and get one!
    Tamibrown.21@gmail.com

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  14. simple, yet interesting - I love it. thanks for the giveaway

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  15. I love your take on this pattern - classic with an edge... perfect!

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  16. Love your version and your black and white. :)

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  17. Yay - a giveaway! Id like to try and sew a dress :)

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  18. I have always loved a boat neckline - I think it such a feminine style. Pairing it with stripes and those sleeves make for the perfect top! Thanks for sharing this.

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  19. You always make everything so interesting - you are a detail girl!

    And those red boots? LOVE them!

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  20. The detailing on this is amazing! Love it.

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  21. Oh wow, Divine looks gorgeous!! I love the top you made her but when I saw the pattern for the dress I fell in love again. How cute is it? I need to try stretch fabrics so this would be a good start for me. Thanks for the chance to win that fab pattern.

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  22. It's all in the details, makes the garment look professional!

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  23. I love your take on the shirt. So great!

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  24. You really do know how to add special details that make your stuff look even awesomer

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  25. Love your style for this top. I will be making one with stripes for my granddaughter. Looks like an easy sew, I love working with knits. Thanks!!
    passenoc@hotmail.com
    Carol

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  26. That Divine is such a cutie. And I love her red boots.

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  27. Cute shirt & great outfit. Wonder if it will convince my girls to wear stripes??

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  28. Every time I see this pattern sewn up I just want it more! I love yours, and the details really "make" the shirt! :)

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  29. Fun! I love how you styled the whole outfit!
    ky.jackson@gmail.com

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  30. I love the top! sanity stitches@gmail.com

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  31. Yes, I'll probably buy the pattern anyway, I'm a big fan of Aesthetic Nest, but I'll wait until the end of the week to see if I've won this lovely giveaway!

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  32. I have been admiring this pattern since it was first introduced. Love your version...and love those funky boots!!

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  33. I love your touches and the characteristic black and white stripes! So you! So her. Divine. Thank you so much for sharing--I'm so honored the tour merged with your "26" series--your alphabet creations are my favorite! -Anneliese

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  34. The small details, combined with the stripes, are great! I want one in my size!

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  35. I love the look of this pattern! You always make such lovely items for your children! Lucky ducks! littleellalu@gmail.com

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  36. WOW do I love that shirt! I absolutely love the neckline, and the stripes are, of course, perfect.
    ~Natalie
    qsogirl at yahoo dot com

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  37. Love the addition of the trim! I love stripes. ..so this is just what I would do with the pattern. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  38. OOOOOOH I am always up for a new pattern that is fall friendly!


    Mae

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  39. I LOVE this pattern! I'm a no fuss, no frill kind of girl most of the time but it's nice to have clothes with a little bit of style. This pattern definitely fits that criteria.

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  40. Fantastic! You always do such a beautiful job.
    What a great pattern!
    ~Michelle

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  41. Love that neckline! And the little stars are awesome!

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  42. Great Pattern and necklace!! hollyluzzi@gmail.com

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  43. Great job! Divine is lucky to have such a talented Mom :)

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  44. This is such a beautiful top. I like the details you added.

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  45. This is really cute! I love the neckline. And the stripes of course.

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  46. I love it! I would love to win the pattern!
    hollymariesweet@gmail.com

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  47. This is a lovely pattern and I would love to win it and make lots of clothes for my granddaughter!
    andersondp@windstream.net

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  48. You have such great style, the bateau is simply divine!

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  49. I have 4 girls that I would love to make some shirts for. Love this.
    delismurf @ Yahoo. com

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  50. Love the simplicity of the look! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  51. I love your style. This pattern seems so versatile.

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  52. Love the little accents on the sleeves! This looks like a great pattern for even a beginner sewer like myself!

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  53. I would love to win this pattern. I have never sewn with knits and this seems like a perfect beginner project!

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  54. Love love love this shirt. It looks so comfortable! And I love the red boots paired with it. You have beautiful children.
    Jarianne13@gmail.com

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  55. So cute, I absolutely love it. I love the classic black and white stripes also!
    valancy16@gmail.com

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  56. Would love one! marianchase@yahoo.com

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  57. What a fantastic shirt! Simply lovely! I would be so excited to win the pattern.

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  58. wow, how great, this pattern and how you worked it out! I just love your clothes, I really get inspired by them!
    I give it a try!

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  59. Love the simple yet stunning design of this shirt! It looks like a versatile pattern that would be fun to play with! Here's hoping! bcbpotter@msn.com :)

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  60. I love black and white and it looks great with a pop of red!

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  61. Love, love, love it! So clever to use the trim, it adds just enough "cool" factor for an older girl- although my little ones would love it too!

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  62. B could also be for those boots....they are freaking awesome!
    -liZ

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  63. I would love one of these for myself, too!

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  64. Such a perfect way to add just enough fun to this little shirt. I love it!

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  65. Great looking pattern! I love the sleeve detail.

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  66. What fun! Love the alphabet sewing...looking forward to the other 24!

    sntbosch(at)me(dot)com

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  67. Divine is such a beauty. Love the little tab touch you added on the sleeve!

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  68. I love the stripes...very sophisticated!

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  69. Your dedication for b&w is inspiring! :) corne.lia.roehrer (at) gmail.com

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  70. I would love to win this pattern and make if for my daughter. I think she would love it.
    sewingisforme@yahoo.com

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  71. The stripe is awesome and I think my 9 year old would adore the style!

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  72. Those b+w stripes are so yummy! Would love to win this pattern, thank you!

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  73. This looks like a great pattern!

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  74. cute! Love what you did on the sleeve cuffs

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  75. Bravo! Love the red boots, too.
    stellieg at telkomsa dot net

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  76. This pattern looks like it would be fun to make. I also like the necklace and sleeve trim you did with the grommet trim -will have to look for some of that!

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  77. adds a nice touch to a simple striped shirt!!

    and LOVE the red boots! wish i could find myself a similar pair! color just pops from the black and whit ensemble!

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  78. I love the sleeve detailing! What a great pattern.

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