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Badminton top changes

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    Cat75 @Cat75

    Would the Badminton top still look nice, and fit correctly, if I take off the sleeve ruffles? Also is the ribbon tie necessary? or could I somehow do something else? Maybe a button? My daughter loved the scalloped skort so I ordered the pattern but she doesn’t care for how girly the top is. I’m trying to plan out some modifications so she’ll actually wear it. It looks like such a nice cool summer top.

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    Jane @jesims

    Both the bow and flutter sleeve are strictly decorative items. They can easily be removed w/o affecting the construction of the top. I think it would look great without the flutter sleeve. Maybe make one out of some cheap fabric as a test and get her opinion on it w/ the modifications. Good luck.

    Jane

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    Cat75 @Cat75

    Thanks Jane,

    I may try the top with the changes once I get the pattern. My daughter is adamant she won’t wear it as is seen in the picture. She’s not a ruffle girl.

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    Jennifer1568 @Jennifer1568

    The bow comes from a ribbon that is threaded through 2 bias strips that are sewn on the front piece. Maybe you could just make one bias strip and then put elastic through it. I think about leaving the flutter sleeves off every time I make it but then I have always included them. It is such a sweet little ruffle. I am not a ruffle person either.

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    Tamara @justsewit

    You can make it without the ruffle. It won’t change the whole pattern if you do. I accidentally did mine without here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/justsewit_tk/8399869577/in/photostream and here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/justsewit_tk/8400957984/in/photostream. This is a size 12 but it can workmfor any size.

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    Cat75 @Cat75

    Thanks for the ideas. I think I’ll leave off the ruffle and maybe still do the ribbon but in the same color fabric as the whole shirt so it’s not as noticeable.

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    Brittney @georgeandizzy

    You can make it without the ties or the bias trim on the front, I have done it before and it doesn’t affect the fit at all: http://www.flickr.com/photos/52761227@N04/7077356233/in/set-72157629424184719

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    Cat75 @Cat75

    georgeandizzy,

    I showed my daughter your picture and she says she wants me to make one like that. Thanks for the idea.

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    Brittney @georgeandizzy

    Glad to be some help!

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