Sewing

Pink Plus-size T-shirt [Own Pattern]

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I picked up some really cute fabric from a sewing supplies store closing down back in December. The original plan was to combine it with a plain pink fabric and make a dress, but I couldn’t find the same colour of pink. So I decided to make a T-shirt / tunic instead because I was really looking forward to wearing this fabric.

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I used my base pattern for this. cropped to the low hip instead of mid-knee. I omitted the back princess seam, turning the darts away to the side seam. I also cut the entire pattern without seam allowance because the pattern is meant for non-stretchy fabric. I did add hem allowance of 3cm on all hems including the sleeve.

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I also cut some strips on the bias for the neckline.

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All pieces are ready to go!

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Princess seams first, then the shoulder and side seams.

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Stitched the side seams of the sleeves and the center back seam of the neck binding.

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Sleeves and neckline inserted. I fitted it at this point and it was pretty much perfect. I love the flare it has!

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Gotta be honest here – the neckline is pretty messy. I cut it with 1 cm seam allowance but the serger cuts off 1.5 cm, so it is very wonky in some places as I tried to eyeball the band with. The neck was also pretty high for my taste. I let it be for now and focused on the hems.

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A 1.5cm double hem for the hip. I actually basted it this time!

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Stitching it with twin needles. I didn’t use a walking foot as the hem really wasn’t that long. I also hemmed the sleeves with a double 1.5cm hem.

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I decided to just go with the higher neck, so I also stitched down the seam allowance of the neck band down with twin needles.

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That’s it for this week! Thanks so much for joining me again ๐Ÿ™‚
~ Mardie

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