Sunday, October 20, 2013

Rose T-shirt Pattern Testing

I had the opportunity to test the upgrade of the Rose T-shirt by Melly Sews and I can't wait to make a few more for my fall/winter closet this season.

I cut out the longer shirt and after I sewed it up I realized that longer knit tops don't look that flattering on me so I decided to cut off 3 inches, well I shouldn't attempt these things late at night. Instead of the 3 inches, I cut 5 inches off so now the top is just a tad shorter than I wanted but I still love it.

It was an easy and fast sew. I did it all in one day along with taking care of the kiddos. I ended up not hemming it since I cut it so much shorter than I wanted and since knit doesn't fray it's fine, just curls a little at the ends.

I used a jersey I got from Girl Charlie awhile back with a scrap piece of woven I used to make my daughter's dresses for family pictures last month.

I ended up topstitching the woven material so it laid a little flatter and had to trim the sleeves because they were too long for me. I loved the pattern and now it goes up to a size XL, I highly recommend it. Also check out her selection of kid's patterns, they are all so darn cute!

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Jenya @ While she was sleeping said...

The top looks lovely. I love the neckline. I have a rule about cutting fabric late at night when I am tired... It says, 'Do not cut fabric when tired'. I break that rule all the time though hehe

Julie Hatch said...

This pattern is on my list to buy. Your version is great!