Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Show and Tell - Long Puff-Sleeved T

Its a dreary overcast day here today, 
not much else to do apart from add to Lil Misses wardrobe

Pattern: #2 "Kamomilla" T-Shirt from 1/2010 Ottobre Magazine

Fabric: Cotton knit from Spotlight......a rare find and good quality.
Though out of all the 30 types of fleece they had available, there were only 6 cotton knits at each store I had been to in the last month.....not much of a range. 
The red rib knit = a great opshop find :) 

I cut this out late last night, while I waited for the kettle to boil for my hottie bottle, thinking this would be a straightforward sew.
Not usual I decided to change a few elements...such as adding puff sleeves, widening the neck opening and making a mock... short sleeve over long sleeve style. 
This all added up to a day behind the sewing machine and a broken double needle.....that I only just replaced! 
But hey, it all resulted in one more garment finished and a lazy day sewing :)

Linking up with Leonie at Show and Tell


Leonie said...Best Blogger Tips

Oh its super cute!!! worth all that extra trouble!

Lauren- SAHM I am said...Best Blogger Tips

What a cute top, it looks so warm and cozy!

CHD said...Best Blogger Tips

Very cute. Love the puff sleeve. Cx

Max said...Best Blogger Tips

Ooh thats lovely. I dont think there is anything you cant do, i bet you have the best dressed kids for miles around!

Juliet @ Tartankiwi said...Best Blogger Tips

Oh how frustrating when you break a double needle- why don't they come in packs of more than one???
Love the result though- was totally worth your pain!
Thanks for linking up :-)

Schulz Family said...Best Blogger Tips

This is gorgeous. I have never sewn with a double needle. Have seen it but not used it. How do you find sewing with one?

Susan C. said...Best Blogger Tips

Wow the fabric is quite a find. From a distance looked like umbrellas then I realized fashion faces!
Spotlight must be different from region to region, I often find good things when I am not searching.
Love the innovations , sad about the twin needle, :-(
But hooray for a finish :-)

Leonie said...Best Blogger Tips

So cute Laura - all that pain and frustration paid off :) no doubt you both love it! Thanks for linking up x

Hootnz said...Best Blogger Tips

@Schulz Family I love my twin needle! It makes such a difference to sewing the necklines bindings and hems on stretch fabric, as it acts just like a cover stitch. My main problem initially was the set up of the thread ( where to put it all ) but now that I figured I could use a spare bobbin with the same thread wound onto it and stacked that beside my normal top thread, it works really well....heres a helpful link

Ginx Craft said...Best Blogger Tips

Love the pattern on the fabric, though I had to stare really hard before I made out that they were faces.

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