Tonight I am catching up on my TNT Tee Contest posts and I wish to show you my last Tee, the 4th. I have my Tee #1 here, and Tee #2 here and here is Tee #3. You already know that this is my 4th make with my Butterick pattern – B5988. With this one I made cap sleeves – according to the instructions even!
I found a lovely fabric in my stash. I don’t have the faintest idea what it was though… I assume it was some kind of polyester. It sure hangs nicely and was very easy to sew.
I do love how the cap sleeves were put together. My patterned fabric and my solid black fabric were placed right sides together and sewed together at the bottom hem, then turned right side out, pressed and top stitched. Then the cap sleeve was sewed into the armhole. It made a neat finish.
Ta Da! Love those cap sleeves!
I had a very accommodating photographer tonight (my daughter), she does an excellent job taking photos, unfortunately every time she instructed me to look here or look there or do this or that – I would start laughing uncontrollably. Sigh! Heidi Klum does not have to fear for her job!
I cannot say this is my last Tee with this pattern. I originally bought it to use with a white woven with a green lace overlay, opposite to what is shown on this pattern photo. Time will tell what I end up making.
What’s next? I have been busy with a Craftsy course I have been taking and I am almost finished the garment I made during the course. I shall show you soon, maybe next weekend. I am very happy with the course and the garment!
I think I would like to try my hand at muslins next – bodice, skirt, pant, etc. I bought some lovely fabric during my trip to the Vancouver area and I would like to polish up my skills before cutting into any of that beautiful fabric. I’ll be watching for your hints and tips!
But again, time will tell what I end up making.
In the meantime, Happy Sewing!
Is anyone else doing the OWOP challenge? I am, guess what I shall be wearing?
7 thoughts on “A Tale of Four Tees – Last but not Least!”
I like what you did with the cap sleeves lining them with the solid black it makes for a nice finish, again I love that color on you great T you look very nice in it 🙂 Ok I am dying to find out what craftsy course you are working on please tell me I can’t wait till next week lol 😉 Is it the pants? I started a vintage dress crafts course I am working on for the monthly stitch challenge amnesty month.
Also we have similar tastes in courses I signed up for the bodice and skirt sloper course as well but haven’t dived into that yet.
Happy Sewing mon ami 🙂
Thank you! For once I just followed the instructions when making the sleeves! It is a tidy easy way to do cap sleeves though. Unfortunately I am really really good at keeping secrets, so …. I am in on the Amnesty Month challenge too – I will keep an eye out for you!
Looking forward to seeing your Tees in OWOP. Never heard of sleeves being attached like that before but they are lovely.
Are you in OWOP too? If so, I will keep an eye out for your makes. The sleeves were done as per pattern instructions and they are the easiest, tidiest cap sleeves I have ever made, especially using the knit fabric! Thanks for reading/commenting!
A question from your non-sewing sister…what’s a “sloper”?
Glad you asked! You can make a sloper for your top or bottom (pants or skirt). From a simple pattern you make out of a utilitarian fabric that has a nice weight, is easy to sew and will last a while, a cloth pattern that with measuring and fitting and sewing is a perfect fit for you. Then when you make other garments, that are more detailed, you will have a template that fits you to work with or you will know, at least, where the new pattern pieces always have to be let in and taken out by comparing the new pattern with the sloper you have made.
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