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OH MY: This T shirt….

The right fabric can make or break the project… 😦

Taking time out to highlight my T shirt draft for my Husband.  He loves a good T shirt. Especially when it doesn’t look like everybody else’s. We worked on this one together :), he provided ideas of how he wanted it and then I got to work..lol

While the print fabric was a perfect knit, the black t shirt material was not the best.. It caused gaping in the neck at the back ( Look closely). This made sewing it up difficult. I had to rip it out :(…which made it worst…ahhh the sewing turmoil..

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I was able to fix it but was not pleased overall. The fabric was too droopy for my liking…..So we agreed it will be a draft and not the real deal as it was the first try. 😦

Some tweaks to be made to the final draft but it looks great.. Fit is perfect.. Still working on the how to do a better neck for the shirts. I should have a few real ones done before summer is out.

For now this one will be a great house shirt 🙂 Especially since we have a long weekend in Canada!!

Have you tried T shirts before? Would love to get any tips on the neckline.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a happy and safe Canada day to all my Canadians!

Until next time. Just keep sewing, just keep sewing, what do I do I sew sew sew sew….

Bless

UtaVZ

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Happy New year and The Holiday wrap up sewing!

Happy New Year Everybody!!

Wishing you all an awesome year ahead, may you live your best year yet!

So I made it! I definitely got through the list of things to sew for the holidays and I am truly proud of myself. 2015 is off to a good start. My machine probably thanked me on Christmas and Boxing day, it got some rest. hahaha.. But It was a good trooper as I completed the projects. The feedback was overwhelming from those who received little tokens of appreciation. Here are some of the final pieces made right up until Christmas Eve.

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PJ’s for my Aunty

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Pjs for me!

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Short PJ’s for Aunty

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More Male Scarves and Bean bags!

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Sporting my full PJ outfit.

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For him. PJs and House shoes.

 

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The appreciation of a homemade present! Priceless!

Hope you Enjoyed! Do come along with me for the journey in 2015 as I take my sewing to the next level. Thank you for your support during my start up here on the blog. I truly appreciate the encouragement and feedback you give.

Thank you

Much love

UtaC

 


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Winter/Fall Sewing Part 3- For Him!

Menswear???????? this was a challenge I gladly accepted without a fight and I absolutely loved it and he loves it too.

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We worked on this from scratch together, which involved:

1. Going to the fabric store  and choosing the fabric

2. Drafting the sweater pattern with a T-shirt

3.Three different fittings before final product

By the end of the day the sweater was good as done.:) Team work!

I know, I know, I really do enjoy these right on the spot projects from start to end. A shirt in a few hours, a skirt in a few hours…..aaahh the adrenaline of the novice sewer. 🙂 hahaha. I can only imagine what time can do to this skill as I develop it.

So originally while shopping it was suppose to be a simple sweater. However by the time we came across the “knick naks section”- you know those add ons when sewing. He wanted patch on the sleeves…..hahaha…really!! ( Dude I have never done this before, go easy on the design pleaseeeee).. But hey I guess he had a vision of what he wanted because they came out great. Thanks Designer MV in training..lol

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It didn’t stop there, he asked for a hoodie……( my oh my … ) I didn’t argue. With this ask he was generous to accompany it with a youtube video he found on how to do a hoodie. hahaha, my own sewing helper. What a fun afternoon it was. The Hoodie worked guys!!! The whole get up just worked.( we were debating adding laces to the hoodie, either way it fitted well)

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This was a really good project for me. Nothing like a great review. He loved both sweaters and of course is very eager to wear them both. He might have just started the mens collection. What do you think? Who knows. These days I am just taking the challenges and going with it. It’s trial and error as I go but at the same time I am learning so much more and becoming much more confident with my sewing.

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Thanks

UtaC