Wednesday, November 5, 2014

senna dolman tees for all (the girls)

last month i had the opportunity to do some pattern testing for the first time and i have to say, i loved the experience.  it really opened up the sewing community for me and the support for each others creativity....seriously, it's sistas in sewing!

it's the seena dolman tee by Gracious Threads for women and girls and the size range goes from 2T-8 and xxs-xxxl.  so essentially every female in your life could have one for Christmas.  :)  such a quick and satisfying sew, and there is a sew-a-long going on right now.  check it out!

i tested the size 8 in the girls pattern and it was an immediate hit.  in fact, it was worn 2 days and 1 night straight.  i used a cozy soft interlock knit from the fabric fairy and the trim is laguna stretch jersey from imagine gnats.

well, if you're going to make one, you may as well make 3, right?  :)

for these 2 i used some lovely organic cotton jersey from organic cotton plus that i originally bought for myself but in a stroke of 1am craziness i decided it would be perfect to try out some fabric stamping! so i grabbed some stamps and acrylic paint and, voila, personalized shirts!

i have been scouring the internets for the perfect horse fabric for my 9 year old but to no avail, so i am happy to have finally just made our own!

and a swirly butterfly pattern for her twin.  both of these have the laguna stretch jersey for the trims as well and it is holding up perfectly.  it's worth noting that this pattern can easily be made to fit those outside the size 8 measurements with some stretchier fabrics and a slight reduction in the seam allowance or adding some length.

AND i tested the women's pattern too!  i stitched up a medium and didn't change a thing from the pattern. i used an extremely light weight jersey for the body and cranberry jersey/lycra for the trim, both from girl charlee.

i am planning another in a heavier knit and experimenting with making it a long sleeve. :)

hop on over to Gracious Threads and check them out on facebook to be a part of the sew along....there's some free fabric for a lucky winner at the end of the sew along from l'oiseau fabrics too!