Sharing Shirts and a few things to watch for

Hope everyone had a great weekend! We spent a long weekend enjoying wedding planning with my sister. I’m sure the dress shop ladies love us, while she was finalizing decisions for her bridesmaid dresses Donna and I had them all turned inside out trying to determine ease of alterations. I’m guessing most of their clients have fewer questions on construction of the dresses!

I recently got a boat load of knit fabric from Girl Charlee that I’m excited to break into! Some of it has been specifically requested by my little guy who has been a little on the short end of the sewing stick. We are going to share the chinos Donna made and have been getting a lot of wear later this week. If you’re looking for a good jumping off point for a zipper fly pant come back for those.

I have two shirts and an update to share with you today.

Shirt number oneStitchwerx Designs Lane Raglan Tee. I honestly can’t believe I’ve never shared this one- it’s a staple at my house. Both my kids have at least two of them in their drawers at any given time.

Stitchwerx Designs Raglan Tee

O is also on a picture strike so you’re going to have to take my word for it- he loves his too. If you have never sewn a Stitchwerx pattern Kim is a very detailed pattern writer. If you are new to knits and nervous, start with this pattern. She gives lots of tips and instruction on stitches and finishes. They’re fast to put together. With this top I assembly line sewed seven of them at once. It was awesome- there were shirts for everyone!

Stitchwerx Designs Raglan Tee

Don’t panic the pattern is going to be a lot of pages. The sizes are nested in two chunks, sizes 9m- 4t and sizes 5t-10y, print what you need. The pattern also comes with a longer tunic length and optional patch pockets. It worked great for M over the winter with a pair of leggings. Get a little extra butt coverage in the cold.

Find the raglan pattern here.

Shirt number twoTerra Treasures Mainstreet Tee/Dress. This projects was in my unfinished pile for approximately FOR-E-V-E-R. I’m not even sure why. I started it when it would be to big for her and wasn’t sure it would fit when I finished. Somewhere halfway through I just lost steam. That happens to me on women’s stuff, but I tend to do it way less with kids clothes. Either way it sat half done for months. And then Donna came and rescued it. I just can’t I told her. Nothing had gone wrong. The pattern hadn’t been frustrating. I was just over it.

Mainstreet teeStill fits! She really likes it so it’s good Grandma came to her rescue and finished the top. The long sleeve is an extension pack, I believe it all downloads at once now. The pattern comes also as a dress and sized 6m-10. I think the lap portion could maybe be done a little easier, but it’s been a long time since I sewed this one up! Find the pattern here.

Mainstreet tee

And an Update! The knit version of the Izzy top arrived and I”m happy to report that it fits nicely. You should be able to put yours together without a closure in the back. It is only a little bigger on her than the woven version and goes on without opening any buttons.

I’ve been buried in pattern testing lately, and doing a ton of sewing for me. So get ready for that! I made a swimsuit this week. Yes a swimsuit. Mixed success with that, but I should be able to share it soon.

Happy Sewing,



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  • Amy mayen May 6, 2014, 9:24 am

    I do need help with a zip fly. I need idiot proof instructions- I’ve tried twice and failed each time. Bella wants shorts and elastic waist won’t cut it! I can’t believe you lost steam on that shirt- it’s adorable! Oh, what is wouldn’t give to have a mom who sewed!! I still think you’re crazy for the swimsuit…can’t wait to see all the stuff you’re working on!!
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  • Annie May 6, 2014, 10:57 am

    That ruffle top is so cute! I love your fabric selection. Seems the fit is perfect now!
    And thanks for the Izzy top update!
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  • Rachel May 6, 2014, 9:01 pm

    That mainstreet tee sure has a unique design, so fun!
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  • Stephanie May 7, 2014, 12:37 am

    I”m glad she came and rescued that dress because it’s adorable! Love the print.
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  • Lightning McStitch May 7, 2014, 6:02 am

    The Raglan T looks like a great basic pattern and I’m intrigued by the other. Good thing it was rescued as the fabrics really are fun and it looks like something my daughter would love too.

  • April May 7, 2014, 6:23 pm

    Great shirts! And I’m excited to hear more about this swimsuit!
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  • Cindy May 8, 2014, 2:26 pm

    The lapped tee shirt is adorable with those ruffles in front! Can’t wait to see the swimsuit and here about your experience sewing it.:)
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