Colour block T-shirt

My entry for this months project run and play and for flip this pattern is a colour block high low t shirt.

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This is a free pattern from living with punks.

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The first alteration I had to do was the size. The pattern was a size 5 and my daughter is a size 3. I printed out the pattern and did the alterations according to my daughter’s chest measurements, the shoulders and the length. I also had to bring up the neck line as well as the arm holes.

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Then was the time to colour block the T-shirt. I added a more curvier line on the front and a straight line at the back.

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And then the high low hem as a finishing touch.

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I had to beg her to remove it to get the photographs of the T-shirt , after she had her last try on.

I am very much pleased with the out come because the fabric was from two old polos of my husband’s. Yeah I know I should have done this during the kids clothes week. But didn’t have time.

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This is the first time I used the collars as the ribbing for the neck and arm holes. I very rare get the necklines right without puckering. So why shouldn’t I be happy?

Till next time.
Sameeha.

Basketball tank top

It’s kids clothes week with a  stunning  theme on all about upcycling.

Even though I don’t get to play along the whole week every season, I make it a point to at least get  something sewing on.

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So here I am this season, I chopped up a grey t shirt to sew up a tank top (size 6) for my son and a pair of pj pants (size 1) for my  nephew.

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When I cut out The tank I made it a point to keep The  original neck line, because I hate  sewing  necklines.

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The tank was a bit too  plain so I added a  basketball  stencil and painted it using Orange  fabric paint

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And I wrapped it off  for the day by completing the tank top. And my son  loves it so much.

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