And another important note: Shwin & Shwin has this pattern along with other new patterns ON SALE!!! Just until midnight Sunday night, February 16, 2014, you can get it for $5.95 (regular $9).
|Photo by Shwin & Shwin|
So, on to my versions... Two I've sewn for E, who REALLY needs long sleeved tees since he jumped sizes on me and I wasn't prepared...
This was the first one. I try to sew most things from free or super cheap clothes I have stashed, and this was scrapped together from two tees. Obviously I did the colorblocking and long sleeves. LOVE it. Such a great pattern. If you check out the pattern page here or the photo above, you'll see there are tons of options with the colorblocking. Also below, I didn't do color blocking on the bodice, but still added it in the arms.
Again, sewn up from two tees. This is a pattern that pays for itself, if you have a thrift store that sells off stuff super cheap (mine gets rid of stuff for $0.49!) or buy from yard sales or take cast offs from family and friends! I can't always find clothes in the right size at our Goodwill for 49 cents, but I can ALWAYS find tons of great fabric!
This is a really terrible picture, BUT I just wanted to show a girly version quick; this was Lia's Christmas outfit this year. The top is from the Anytime Tee pattern with ruffles (and sequins but really, don't ask...). I also added a band at the bottom of hers, which was super easy, to help it look nice with her skirt. Yet another great DIY option for a girl's top!
So if you sew, check out the pattern and snap it up before prices go up. There also a few other new patterns on sale too, so check them out as well! (the pattern review post on her blog is here.) i have a couple more things I am now allowed to share coming up, and a few I forgot about completely too...