A Hypnotizing Tee....Monday, March 31, 2014
Look deeeep, deep into my shirt....Doesn't the fabric remind you of one of those black and white hypnotizing spinning wheel thingamajigs?? I think I actually hypnotized my husband into taking me out to dinner. I shall wear this shirt more often!
Maria Denmark Olivia Oversize Tee
All the ingredients of a basic tee shirt but better. An oversized, relaxed tee that is super easy to fit and even easier to sew. Kimono style sleeves so there are no pesky sleeves to set! Short and long sleeve options.
Pattern: PDF printout available here or here for $10.95
Fabric: Lightweight knits with a good drape. I used a hypnotizing cream/
black striped lightweight ponte knit found here at Fabric Mart.
Pattern Assembly: There are 15 pages to assemble resulting in the front
and back pattern pieces. You will need to add a 3/8 seam allowance to the
pattern before cutting. Separate measurements are given for the neckline,
sleeve and hem ribbing, which is really nice because that means less paper to
Fitting: I cut an XS. For a muslin I used a knit labeled "juvenile" from the
clearance bin at Joann's. I guess the tiny blue and green dinosaurs wasn't
clue enough that this was a kiddy print. This isn't the first juvenile knit I've
purchased. They are super soft and make the perfect sleep shirts. I did
have a little bagginess in the upper back so I shortened it by 1 inch.
Construction: There's not much to say about the construction here. I mean
it's super easy! I made the entire shirt on my serger. I think I could assemble
this shirt in my sleep. The instructions and illustrations were very clear. This
tee is the perfect project for those of you who've been leery of sewing with
knits. There is NOTHING to be scared of. Trust me.
Regrets: I really wish I would of paid attention when cutting out the back
piece and cut it the same direction as the front...ooopsie. One thing I will
change for next time is to align the bottom hem seam with the side seam of
A TNT?? Most def! I've already made up another in a open knitted sweater
knit.. to be blogged later.
This shirt was very hard to photograph. I'm seeing that my up close photos took better than the ones farther away. Seems the farther away you get from this shirt the more the lines blur together and could cause a person to go cross eyed. Maybe I shouldn't wear this shirt out in traffic...
My pants in case your wondering are Simplicity 1696 blogged here. A complete me made outfit..hell yeah!
I did a little clothing spring cleaning tonight. My spring wardrobe has left me feeling rather blah. I'm not even looking forward to dressing myself tomorrow. I debated just lighting a match and starting all over but thought my coworkers might appreciate pants. I think a 3 garbage bag purge of uninspiring duds was just the motivation I needed to start sewing for Spring. Here's a crappy iphone pic of what I've been planning and scheming.
Do you purge your closets every season? How does it leave you feeling?