Thursday, April 25, 2013

KCW Day 4: The Teal Shirt




Today's been busy, so I kept the KCW sewing simple. Last night I picked up a handful of really nice t-shirts at a free clothing swap I participated in. I scored a few fun things for myself and a few super soft tees to cut up and refashion for Olivia.

The original t-shirt I cut this one from had words on the front, but since I was using the existing hem, only a bit of the words ended up on her little shirt. So instead of keeping the words on the front, I used that piece as the back and I really like the way it turned out. You don't really notice them at first, but it's a fun extra detail that makes it look just a little more posh. And you know we're all about posh around here. (What?)

Okay, more details below...
I made this tee using Dana's Basic Tee, lengthened (like I talked about here). This time I used the existing hem on the sleeves and the bottom of the shirt and I used the original ribbing (cut off and re-sewn) around the neckline.

This was exactly the kind of project I had room in my schedule for today. Super quick, super easy, and it turned out to be such a great, comfy shirt for Olivia! First new shirt I've made for her this week that she's asked to keep on after we finish taking pictures. I have a feeling it's going to get a lot of use this summer. :) Sure love a good, quick project that turns out right on the first try.

By the way, did you hear? Thursday is the new Friday. Makes us wanna dance...


Have a happy weekend everyone!

4 comments:

Kathy Haynie said...

Love Olivia's mad modeling skillz. (I can talk/spell like that because I hang out with high school kids all day.) So smart to reuse the ribbing. Did you have to use the seam ripper, or did you just cut the seam off so it was slightly narrower? Pretty color for a tee shirt.

Kathy Haynie said...

PS - Yes, for sure Thursday feels like Friday here in Oregon...

Katie Lewis said...

I'm not sure whether it's cute or just plain wrong that we both wrote "skillz" today. I never do that, but I wrote it on the check to my photographer to be funny. And then came home and read this. Ruh roh.

As for the ribbing, I've decided life is too short to unpick ribbing from t-shirts, so I just cut it off and it's slightly narrower. Live big, my friends. Live big.

KaeLee said...

Not sure which I love more, the kid or the shirt. The kid has a bit of a lead over the shirt, but thats are very cute shirt. I may need to learn to sew.