Tuesday, August 23, 2011

T Shirt Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Before I start my post, I have to say thank you to the big guy upstairs for no damage during the earth-quake we had today around 2PM.  Yes, an earth-quake on the east coast.  The news is saying that it was a 5.9 and the epicenter was near Richmond.  I hope my Richmond friends made out ok like we did.

Now to the post.  Today's T was inspired by this top.  Unfortunately, I do not know who designed it.  When I find garments I want to make on web sites, I print them and put them in my design idea book.  Now that I know about getting 'pined' I think I will start pinning them.

Inspiration Top

I am pleased that it turned out close to the inspiration top.  I used my go to T from Target with sleeves.  I purchased one 2 sized larger than what I usually wear so I would be able to ruche the sides and center front.

Close up of the front with sides pinned

I started by ruching the front:

I did not think it was 'gathered' enough so added some clear elastic that I stretched to its max

Next, cut 2 1/2 wide strips

Cut strips into approx. 6" lengths, fold in half, gather ends

Tack along neck and front

Take in sides and gather like front and you are done!  Easy, peasy, lemon squeezie!

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Happy Sewing,
Michele P


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