Thursday, May 9, 2013

Tumble Tee put to the Test

Pattern Testing, that is.
 
 
 
Earlier in the week, I had an email from Rachael of Imagine Gnats asking if I would be interested in pattern testing a knit top/dress pattern called the Tumble Tee.  Since I still had my stretch needle in the machine from BK's hoodie and a little time on my hands, I agreed!
 
 
Tumble Tee

I used scraps of cotton knit jersey I had laying around from other projects.  Since the front is designed for color blocking, it's a great way to use up left over pieces of fabric.
 
Tumble Tee
 
 
The test pattern for the tee didn't call for color blocking on the back (the dress length has that option) but I was short on pink fabric so I improvised a little.;)
 
Tumble Tee
 
The pattern comes together really quick!  If you choose to not turn under and stitch the sleeves, neckline, and hem, it's literally a 20 minute project.  (I chose to hem everything with a double needle so it took me a little over half an hour.)
 
When Rachael releases the pattern, I'll update the post with links.  Until then, smile big!
 
 
Tumble Tee
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

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17 comments:

  1. SO CUTE!!!! I love the color blocking -- must try that pattern when it comes out!

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  2. Very cute! Love the neons in that floral print!

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    1. Thank you, Amy! It's a fun print...not much left now.;)

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  3. The extra time you took for hemming with a double needle finishes the top nicely.

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  4. I like the color blocking on the back too, ties it all together nicely!

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  5. I love this! Want to make one for me!

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    1. Thanks, Justine! It stood the test of kindergarten and a soccer party today.;)

      C

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  7. I like the way you've extended the floral print around the back, Cindy. Looks great!!!

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  8. It is adorable! You sew fast.

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    1. Thanks! This pattern really is a quick sew (not just me!). If you leave off the hemming and don't do the color blocking it's only 4 seams.;)

      C

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  9. You know I love color-blocking! And believe it or not, the "improvisation" the back is my favorite part. Lovely work, Ms. Cindy!

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    1. As my mom always says...it's not a mistake, it's a "design decision"! Thank you.:)

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  10. i love it!! and the color-blocking on the back really looks great :)

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  11. Very cute shirt! Excellent way to use up the half-tshirt-sized scraps!

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