Thursday, April 10, 2014

Streamline Tee Pattern Remix

So my little girl needs some shirts for spring and summer. So I created this adorable top with the streamline tee pattern. First I took the front pattern piece and extended the shoulder area. I measured 3 inches down from the armpit and then 3 inches over at a 45 degree angle. Then I drew a new line from the neck to the new armpit line.

Next I took the sleeve piece and measured 1 ½ inches down from the armpit. Then I drew a line that curved up towards the neck. 

Now I just cut out all my pattern pieces from the fabric. If you decide to do something fun with the front of the shirt like freezer paper stenciling, here is a good spot to do that. It gives you a chance to add something unique to the shirt. Anyways, now go ahead and sew a straight line along the shoulder seams of the front shirt piece with a long straight stitch. Pull one thread and gather the shoulders. 

Take the sleeve pieces and match the gathers to fit. Make sure not to stretch out the sleeve pieces when measuring. Now go ahead and sew up the rest of the shirt according to the directions. All except hemming the sleeves. I used a smaller ½ inch hem for those. 

And now you have a great Spring/Summer shirt for your girl! I made mine to go with her new Long Beach Board shorts I made her. Now if only the weather would cooperate! 

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