Thursday, April 25, 2013

KCW: Day 3: Woven Tee

 

On day 3 of Kid's Clothing Week, I got to experiment! 
 
I've had this star fabric in my stash for what seems like forever.  I *think* it was purchased from fabric.com about 4 years ago but I'm not sure.  I just remember that is was really cheap!lol  Earlier in the week, BK was hanging out in my sewing room while I worked on the baby gift.  She spied the star fabric and demanded asked me to sew something for her out of it.
 
I thought a top would work nicely.  But what pattern to use?
 
I recently purchased Grainline Studios Maritime Shorts pattern to use for myself and K.  During all the research I did looking at Grainline Studios and their flickr group, the Scout Woven Tee pattern kept popping up.  And that got me thinking...what about making a woven tee for the little girls?
 
So I did!


 
pattern:  Sewing Modkid Style's Not So Plain Tee
size: 6
fabric:  stretch poplin star print for main, aqua linen for the bias
mods:  scooped out the neckline, made a slight high/low hem, finished the neckline, sleeves, and hem with single fold bias tape
 
 
Woven Tee
 
 
 
 
Before sewing the shirt together, I basted the shoulder and side seams together and one sleeve to make sure that the fabric would indeed work.  And it did!
 

 
I followed Jen's tutorial for doing the bias to finish the neckline, sleeves, and hem.  I could have done white as the blue shows through a little but I think seeing the flash of blue as BK wiggles about is better than plain ol' white.;)
 
 
 Woven Tee


Woven Tee
 
 
Woven Tee
 
I'm really happy with how the tee turned out!  I'm going to have to keep an eye out for some more stretch poplin.  One of these days, I'm going to try making one out of voile...I'll probably need to go up another size though. 

When I asked BK what she thought of the new top she replied:


Woven Tee
 
 


linking up to:
The Train to Crazy: Make It, Wear It


25 comments:

  1. Haha! So cute, BK you are a doll!

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    1. She was ON for this photo shoot!lol

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  2. Great idea. It looks perfect!

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  3. The blue is a great finish. The fabric was just waiting for a special request!

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    1. That's right, it just needed to be wanted.;) I think the fact that it was a stretch woven threw me off but it worked perfectly for this project!

      Cindy

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  4. I really like it! Think I shall be copying ....;-)
    I also like the blue bias

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    1. Go for it! I'm going to try making it with a quilting cotton this weekend.:)

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  5. That shirt is very cute. Your daughter is so cute. Her personality just shines through in those pictures. She made me smile. ;0

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  6. Love this top. I've always wondered how to make a t shirt style top out of non knit fabric. Looks great

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  7. BK is such a cutie-pie! I love those last two shots of her. The top is so cute and comfortable looking and my favorite part is the contrast bias. Perfect!

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  8. What a cutie she is! Love the tee, the bias is fab on it!

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  9. This is so sweet! I love the pop of blue with the binding and I've just added the Scout tee to my basket too

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  10. I like stretch poplin, but I've only ever seen it in solid colours... maybe I just haven't looked. A fun little top, with blue being a good choice for the bias

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  11. I have this book and have wanted to make this pattern but their fabric choices throw me off sometimes, and I can't figure how the style would look made up in my own fabric, thanks for posting this, now I know I have a perfect fabric to make up into this pattern for my daughter!

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  12. the woven tee is such a good idea especially for me since I'm not so talented at sewing with knits.
    cute star fabric & nice pop of blue color from the bias, very cute photo shoot, too :)

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    1. Thank you! BK was in a very accomodating mood that day.;) I'm working on a tutorial on what I did. Hopefully, it'll be ready to share in the next day or two.

      C

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  13. Loving it! I'm taking on some knits soon!

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    1. Knit clothing is definitely what my kids prefer to wear. And let's be honest, it's my preference too.;)

      C

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  14. what a great fit - looks awesome on her!! nice work!

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  15. Your daughter is a great model--so cute! I love the idea of a woven tee--will be checking out the link.

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  16. Have you made the adult version of the woven tee for yourself yet?

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  17. Oh my goodness. Not only did the shirt turn out great, but it's clear that your daughter LOVES it and is quite the model. What a fun photo shoot! That two-thumbs-up photo is a keeper. (Not to mention your sweet daughter.)

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    1. Ms. Sassy Pants had a lot of fun out there! She changes poses so fast that even when I'm taking continuous pics it's hard to keep up with her.;) Thank you, Lauren!

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