Saturday, 3 June 2017

I Can't Stop Sewing...

It seems like I can't stop sewing tee-shirts. I'm still quite happy with Vogue 9057 so why not?  

And now that I know I like the fit of this pattern, there is no fear of cutting into the cotton knits from my stash. This cotton knit is the cat's meow. It is a light-weight cotton knit that I found at my local Fabricland store. It is the perfect weight to make knickers but I made this taupe coloured tee-shirt to wear with a skirt I made a couple of years ago which I just didn't seem to have anything to wear with it. 

I like that the colour of this knit matches the decorative ribbon that is part of the skirt. Now that the weather is hot and summer-like, I'm happy that I now can pull together a warm-weather outfit.  

The best part of these tee-shirts is how neatly the neckline and hems are finished. I couldn't have achieved this neckline without using Knit-N-Stable™ tape.  It is a 100% polyester stretchy fusible seam tape and it gives the edges some structure allowing for a clean finish. If you can find this in your local store, I would highly recommend picking some up. I don't know how I lived without it. Oh yeah, my sewing pre-Knit-N-Stable tape looked like this.  

As far as modifications to the pattern, I made the same changes as the last few but this time I shortened this tee-shirt by another 1 1/2" since I'll be wearing it with an A-line skirt. Even though it is shorter than the other tee-shirts, I'm still happy with the length even if I wear it with something else.  

The Stats:  

Fabric:  1.4 metres 

Fusible tape:  2.8 metres Knit-N-Stable™ tape 

Pattern:  Vogue 9057

Additional Tools & Supplies:  Cutting table, pins, pin cushions, iron, ironing board, scissors, tailor's chalk, ruler, measuring tape, sewing & knitting gauge, sewing machine, walking foot, serger, threads, breaks to do some stretching exercises and for some chai tea, and as always good tunes.  

Happy Sewing!  


  1. Very nice top, love the complete outfit. Great job!

    1. Thanks Bonnie. It is nice to finally have a go-to tee-shirt pattern.

  2. Cute tee. Love that little bit of swing in the hem.


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