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Acorns to Oaktrees

December 26th, 2014 at 8:25 pm

A tish of sewing

in: Sewing
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Hey, look, I made something!

Long, long ago, I made my first t-shirt from Kwik Sew 2565. It was okay. I had to do a full bust alteration and add 3 inches to each side of the bust. That was a huge dart. Oh, and the sleeves were too small, and the back got hung up on my butt. However, compared to RTW, the shirt fit so much better, probably has to do with my front being 6 inches bigger circumferentially than my back.

Then I started changing the pattern.

I changed the back. New Look 6977 is long OOP. It was a knit wardrobe pattern, and the tops had a 2 piece back with a flare at the bottom for my butt. So, I added that to the t-shirt pattern.

I added a french dart from a Burda Plus Magazine pattern.

I lengthened the pattern.

And for this version, I rotated the darts to the neckline and gathered the neckline. I glanced at Simplicity 4076 for reinforcement that I was doing the dart to neckline gathers correctly.

I think it came out smashing.

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