Thursday, May 30, 2013

A New Tee for Me!

The other day I went shopping for a new shirt.  After spending a couple of hours looking and finding nothing that I wouldn't need to wear a tank top underneath, I gave up.  It gets so hot here I hate wearing two shirts during the summer.  So I decided to sew one up for myself.


I came home and found an old shirt that I liked and cut it up for a pattern. Here's what it looked like before the scissors got it.

It was a little low and wide for my liking so I made a wider binding for the neckline.

I also got a chance to use my new twin needle for the hemming.  Love it!

I totally love how this turned out.  Why didn't I try this before?

 I'll be making another! And probably next time I'll make sure I iron out the fold line or pre-wash the fabric before I make it. oops!

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8 comments:

  1. Love your creativity. And that color is perfect on you! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration.

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    1. Thanks Lynn!! And thanks for reading .

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  2. Good Job Srah! Love the shirt...You will have to fill me in on how to use the twin needle for hemming. I totally want to try that on the material that I bought for T-shirts when I was in Florida.

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    1. Yes you should totally try the twin needle. You just thread two threads instead of one. It works!

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  3. Nice top, very pretty neckline!

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  4. Hey! This top looks so familiar! Heehee. It is just as beautiful in real life as it is in pictures.

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  5. This turned out SO well! I'm horrible at making clothes without a proper paper pattern....I tried to recreate my fav pj bottoms and it was an eipc fail. What could be easier than pj bottoms??? :)

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