I finally got around to some selfish sewing this week. And FYI, to me that’s not a negative term! It means I took a little time to sew myself a treat – and tomorrow I’ll be back to sewing for the people I love. This asymetridal tee shirt sewing pattern was easier to sew than I thought it would be and I love how it looks.
Lately I’ve totally been crushing on the new digitally printed fabric that I see people wearing. I wanted to get my hands on some, but I didn’t know where to find it. Luckily someone from MyFabricDesigns.com emailed, asking if I’d like to try some fabric – and they have gorgeous digital designs, so I said, ‘heck yeah!’
This fabric design is from their gallery of available prints, and I picked the modern jersey. It’s silky smooth and drapes wonderfully so I knew I had to sew up this flowy asymmetrical tee shirt from Ottobre Design issue 02/2013.
When you use a huge print like this on clothing, you have to plan a little bit how it will look on the garment. I traced my pattern pieces onto tissue paper that I could see the fabric through, and then I moved the pieces around until I liked where the blossoms would appear on the shirt… what I did not want was two big blooms front and center, lol! Since this fabric has 4 way stretch, it didn’t matter if I ignored the grainline arrows on the pattern.
Have you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe. I have more pattern reviews from Ottobre Design magazine on my Pattern and Product Review Page.
Full disclosure: My Fabric Designs sent me this fabric to use as I wish. I wouldn’t accept the fabric if I didn’t really want to try it. 🙂
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At my daughter Chloe’s high school (can you believe my baby started high school???), the lunch lines are so long that she has been skipping lunch! She’s always starving by the time she gets home because she doesn’t want to carry a big lunch bag as well as her heavy backpack – poor girl!
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I’m also in love with the process. If you feel like quilt making is your escape from the world and sitting down to sew for a few hours makes your troubles fade away… this is the quilt for you!
Sew an easy beautiful apron with this free sewing pattern that only uses one yard of fabric! Whether you are sewing for yourself or for a friend, an apron always comes in handy and makes a great gift. This blog post includes a link to a free template that I digitized for you.
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Love Love Love you shirt! That looks so cool and comfortable too!
Thank you Kris!
could you post the pattern for this tee? I really love this! thanks!
The pattern is in Ottobre Design magazine, issue 02/2013.
I love this shirt! I just ordered this magazine 🙂
Yay! I ‘ve made most of the designs in it, they’re all great! 🙂
Love this tee, it is stunning, the fabric is gorgeous, thanks for sharing.
Very cute! Very flattering.
Oh my gosh!!! This tee is stunning! Absolutely love it!!!!