Monday, December 31, 2012

A Chrissy Pressie...




The biggest problem I have with making clothing as a gift, is knowing what size to make.  This top is designed to be loose, so I felt I was quite safe in making this one the same size as my own.  Now this particular tee is a triumph I feel because actually it cost me nothing but time.  While Courteney was away tramping for the weekend, I very cleverly embarked on this project.

What makes this project so special is what I started with.  The blue fabric is actually a new but otherwise unwanted mens tee shirt that Courteney won in a sports competition.  By cutting the back out of the front and the front out of the back, I just had enough fabric for the new tee.  Once again I used McCalls 6359 and cut it 12cm shorter than the pattern, like I did last time.  I did not need to hem this one as I reused the hem on the original tee.  I again used the same lace as Courteney's Christmas dress.  I obviously bought way too much as these tops have not even made a dent in the left overs.

 Just as I did in my previous versions, I raided my scraps bin to make the binding to face the neck and armhole openings.

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  1. A perfect transformation of the original shirt!

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    1. Thank you....one less unwanted shirt is always a good thing!

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  2. Great refashion -terrific to take something unwanted ( and boxy and baggy ) and turn it into such a pretty top .Also I want to say I love the PJs from the last post - I can almost feel how soft and smooth they would be from the photos. Happy new year.

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    1. Unfortunately I will have to do a little surgery on this top because it is just a little big under the arms. Oh well that is the risk with a surprise gift. The PJs on the other hand have been worn every day since....I am guessing she likes them!

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  3. Loving this idea. Intend to copy it. I've made shirts for age three and under out of adults tops, but wasn't sure how enlarge..

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  4. Hi! I know I'm waaaaay past your post date for this top, but I just bought this pattern and was looking for some information. I really hope you can help me out!
    Would you say that using a knit fabric you should use your normal size? And for a non-stretch fabric, would you go a size bigger for room?
    Great job on all the tops you did with this pattern! I really like them! Hope mine turns out even half as good!
    Thank you!

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    1. I have made this 3 times now and each time made my regular size. It is designed to be a loose fit. If making in a woven I think I would add some width just to be sure. You can always run it in.

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