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Friday, September 4, 2009

Tee shirt

Here's the shirt that I made with my stenciled fabric.
The pattern is my usual basic tee shirt pattern, now out of print.  I went with a V-neck and 3/4 sleeves for a casual look.  The fabric is cotton knit from Emma One Sock.  If I remember correctly, it's just another color of this hemp/organic cotton knit, actually.

Of course, I had been wearing this top for about 20 minutes this morning when I took pictures, and I already had baby spit up on the sleeve.

To finish the neck and sleeve edges, I tried something new.  I cut one inch strips (straight grain - didn't have enough fabric left to do bias-cut) and folded them wrong sides together.  Then, I sandwiched the shirt edges between and top stitched twice.  This leaves the raw edges showing, which makes the tee shirt really casual.  I stretched the binding just a little along the neckline to prevent gaping.  Next time, I'll stretch a little more.  I left the bottom hem raw and let it roll.  Here's a close-up of the neck edge.


Rachel said...

That is so gorgeous!!! It reminds me of clothing from anthropologie or jcrew. You are so talented!!!

Sandra said...

So clever. I love it!