Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Kids Clothing Week Challenge- Day 2- Another 90 Minute Shirt

After my semi-successful attempt at a 90-minute shirt the other day, I was really keen to have another go and see if I could get the neck to sit properly.

As with day 1 of the challenge, I had all the pieces cut and ready to go, so all I needed to do was sew. I must admit that I didn't keep too close an eye on the clock, so it is possible that I spent a bit over an hour sewing, but it really wasn't that much extra.

Things that I changed compared to the first 90 minute shirt were:
1. I used different,  more stable knit fabric.
2. I altered the pattern slightly so that the shoulders weren't quite as wide
3. (This was the most important thing...) While sewing the ribbing to the neckline, I made sure to pull the rib tight. Thanks to Gabrielle for this tip- it really made a HUGE difference!

And here's the result...

Not bad eh! Not a gape in sight!!! (Um if I'm honest its gone slightly the other way and the neck is pulling slightly on the sleeves, but that really is nit-picking, the fit is lots and lots better!)

For some strange reason the wrist cuffs seem to be a wee bit tight, but apart from that, this is a definite step up. I'll just keep on perfecting my wee pattern each time that I use it. I really am going to make lots more of these- so quick easy and cute!

Oh and before I forget, here are a couple of pictures of Rascal in her octopus trousers. She declared that they were "really really cool" and has hardly taken them off since she was given them- Phew! Always a relief when they like what you make for them!!!


9 comments :

  1. wow! looks like a really good fit - he looks so grown up.

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  2. That shirt is really neat. I need to give it a try. :)

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  3. You've done a FABULOUS job on the t-shirt!!! The neckline fits really well!!! Thanks for the tip on how to sew the ribbing...

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  4. Love the 90 minutes t-shirt pattern and how it looks on your little boy! nice job!

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  5. That shirt looks great! I amhaving a lot of trouble sewing ribbing for the twins clothes at the moment...not sure why but i wish mine looked as good as yours!! The octopus pants look stunning...glad they are popular!!

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  6. It looks amazing. Love the material you used.

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  7. Well done that shirt looks fab! Really professional too! And I am loving Rascal in her new trousers... very cute with the octopus :)

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  8. looks great, glad the tip helped

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  9. Hi, I've featured your 90 minute shirt today...
    http://threadingmyway.blogspot.com/2012/05/threading-your-way-features.html

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