Welcome to round two of my Basic Tees show and tell! Hope you're not sick of them yet because I've got ideas for plenty more swimming around in my head!
Lil has reached a stage where she can't smile naturally for the camera and does all of these weird sort of smiles! It's cute and cracks me up! This tee is a View B - I've used contrast fabric for the sleeves and neck binding again though.
|FABRIC = Stella knit in Blood Red, Spot knit unknown|
I love these Hilco Campan stripes. They add a lovely punch of colour and interest to a plain tee.
This tee was supposed to be a short-sleeved version of View A, but I forgot to cut short sleeves! It is still cold here and Tommy needs more warm tees so I don't mind :)The applique on this one is out of knit fabric using a triple stitch around the edge again. This time I got a silhouette of a stegosaurus to make the applique, but it looks a bit like a hedgehog or a shrub now that it is finished - oops! One of the few words Tommy can say is "dinosaur" so I thought it fitting that he got a dinosaur shirt.
|FABRIC = Hilco Campan knit in Chocolate/Lime, Stella knit in Chocolate|
Oscar's second tee is a View C - boy's long-sleeve with short-sleeve overlay and contrast neckline and double hem.This was a bit of a mix-and-match tee - I didn't have enough of the stripe left to use for the contrast hem so added a bit of grey instead and tied it together with a baseball cap applique. Same deal as usual - found the silhouette online and used triple stitch in green to sew it on and add lines for detail. (Please try to ignore the blue fabric marking pen that hasn't been washed off yet!!!)
He is very pleased with his new threads :)
|FABRIC = Stella knit in Ink and Grey Marle, Hilco Campan knit in Petrol/Lime|
And for anyone wanting fabric details for the two tees used in the pattern cover shots, they are listed below:
|FABRIC = Stella knit in Chocolate, Hilco Campan knit in Petrol/Lime|
|FABRIC = Stella knit in Pastel Pink, Hilco Campan knit in Hot Pink/Aqua|
Hopefully these blog posts have given you some inspiration for sewing Basic Tees - there is SO much you can do with this pattern, from keeping them plain to going crazy with colour and embellishments...I warn you that once you start you'll be hooked!!
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