Well, I certainly learned this lesson the hard way. After I had cut out all the pieces for a Tee for Two I realized that the stretch in the fabric was going the wrong way. I was hoping that it wouldn't matter too much. After all, there's still a teeny bit of stretch the other way right?
Hmm, well after sewing up the shirt, I attempted to try it on the intended recipient only to find out that it was a BATTLE to get it over her head.
|Mommy, why are you torturing me??|
Fear not, though. I eventaully got the shirt over her head and I was able to marvel at how cute she looks in her new shirt.
|Version I - for tiny-headed children|
As for the pattern, what can I say? It's awesome. It's simple and can be done with just a sewing machine (which is great, because 6 months later I still haven't replaced the blades on my serger....procrastinate much?).
I know that the pattern suggests that you leave the seams exposed on the outside of the shirt, but as pointed out by my husband, my handiwork is just not good enough to be shown on the outside of any shirt. So I just ended up keeping my seams on the inside but I included some decorative topstitching.
I made size 2/3 hoping that it will fit Baby O for quite some time and the sleeves and length were a bit long, but I'll just plan on shortening the pattern for future shirts. And there will be future shirts.
Especially with all the cute knits hitting the market now (hello Oliver and S fabrics...hello Michael Miller knits...)
UPDATE: I made shirt number two with stretch going in the right direction and it is still a TIGHT fit to get it over Kid-O's head. She may just be cursed with a ginormous head. Anybody else have this issue?
|Version II - for children with slightly|
|Does this shirt make my head look fat?|