Jul 21, 2013

Everyday Tee for Me

This top was born out of need. I really needed a new top. I was tired of wearing the same ones all the time. This summer, I've been wearing this top from last fall a lot. It's just so comfy and fits so well. I figured I should just replicate it. I started looking through my stash for some suitable fabric. Part of what makes my first Everyday Tee so wearable is the fabric - it's so soft. And stretchy. And just feels great on. This black/gray striped fabric that I chose for round two is very different. I mean, I like it: it's light, airy, and striped. All good things. But unlike the April Johnson fabric for the last top, this one doesn't stretch as much, and isn't quite as soft. In hindsight, I should've enlarged the pattern a bit. But seeing that I didn't, I decided to add a binding to the sleeves and a band at the bottom to give myself a little more room. 
I kind of like the band. But maybe it's too much band? Still on the fence about it. Anyway, I wore this top out and about today and I was really comfortable in it and will definitely come back to this pattern by iCandy Handmade again. 
I always learn something new when I sew. And this time I learned that all knits are not the same, and won't fit the same way with the same pattern. I guess that's common sense. But for me, it took a couple tops to figure it out.
The black/gray striped fabric is from JoAnn's. The bird's nest necklace is made by me

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  1. The shirt looks great on you! I like the band, it adds style. Thanks for the link to the tutorial!

  2. A nice T Shirt is good I know I love a nice t shirt and yours looks good on you

    1. Thanks Jo-Anne. I know - a good shirt that's comfy is going to get a lot of use!

  3. Cute! I can't believe you made that, it looks so professional!

  4. Great top and necklace! You have some skills!

  5. I love stripes! Your top turned out great! Pinned to my style board. I posted anchor dress to Ginger Snap:) Stop by. New follower for your page:)

  6. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - I featured you today! Most viewed link!
    --Mandy, SugarBeeCrafts.com

  7. Great project! I found you over at Sew Much Ado link party. I'm going to keep this tee shirt in mind to try next!


    If you love sewing with knits then check out my maxi skirt tutorial, I think you'll like it.

  8. It looks great on you. I still haven't tried working with knits, I'm a little intimidated. :( I'll have to remember your tips when I finally try it out.

    If you like to link up at link parties, I'd love to have you at my Show & Tell party this week. http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/07/show-tell-36.html

  9. Turned out fabulous! I love the bands on the sleeves- it really makes it look polished.

  10. This looks like one of those tops they sell on Garnet Hill...Very nice!


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