14 Nov 2011, 8:33am
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  • Sewing: The Perfect Holiday Season Shirt

    Sometimes, I feel a little pathetic sharing with you all my “sewing” projects.  I’m not a full on seamstress, so my attempts to sew are merely reflections of others’ ideas.  I see something cute and I find a way to duplicate it with my own twist or just plain copy it!  Of course, I’ll always have a link back, if it’s there, or just confess that the idea wasn’t mine, but I just HAD to try it out.

    This idea, I’m sure, has been done a million times over and a thousand times better, but I didn’t see this on someone else’s blog, I saw it HERE and it inspired me.  Just a heart.  It was so incredibly cute and simple that I dug around in my fabric stash and pilfered through Cy’s t-shirts to make this happen.

    I cut my heart from a soft, fuzzy flannel material.  I free-handed it to keep with the idea of simplicity.   If I wanted perfection, I would have asked D :)   He’s the artist in the fam.  It was much easier to manipulate than jersey, which tends to shifts and bunch under the sewing foot.  Me and flannel get on really well.

    15 minutes later I had the perfect little shirt for the holidays.  Really.  What says holidays more than a heart??  Nothing.

    In hindsight, I should have tried to taper the sides a bit, considering it’s her brother’s size 4t.  But she was diggin’ it.  I used my fancy schmancy double needle to give it more of a polished look.  The stitching is yellow.

    I paired it with some leggins I made her and red shoes.  No holiday party is complete without some cute, red flats.

    Let the holidays roll!  I’m on a mission to complete a few more simple shirts like this.  I will try to challenge myself with possibly gathering the sides, tapering the waist and arms or adding some flounce.  We’ll see where it takes me. If you have any projects you’re working on do share!

    I pinned this post to Pinterest. This is way cute!

     

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