Monday, August 12, 2013

CRAFT: A Coral Flutter Tee + Bloopers

I made another one of these shirts. They're just so comfy, and perfect for any season really when you add a cardi or jacket. This Flutter Tee was made out of a fussier knit than the interlock I used last time. I found juuuuust enough in the remnant bin at JoAnn's and loved it right away, but my machine did not. I pretty much felt like I was fighting with the fabric the entire time because the edges kept curling up on me, but it was completely worth it.

Jess offered a really helpful hint awhile ago to use spray starch for any super curly edges when working with knits. It may be a no-brainer for everyone else, but I was like, "why didn't I think of that??" This time I just left the edges raw since I like the look of the curled edges and, hey, it's knit and I can dangit. But also I'm lazy like that.

By the end of a project, many times I just don't feel like hemming, you know? There needs to be a group for lazy sewers like me. We'd all sit around and eat cookies and pick stitches that got all wonky because we didn't take time to iron properly. I'd join for the cookies alone.

Anyways back to the shirt. Rather than making and adding hem tape around the neck like in the original tutorial, I simply folded down the neck and armholes 1/4 inch then ironed and folded down another 1/4 inch and sewed. It makes for a quicker sew and still looks great.

I'm sure everyone's noticed I've been working a LOT with knits lately. There are just so many different colors and fun prints to choose from that I've gotten hooked! I'm sure it's also pretty evident that I like to dig through the remnant bin. Guilty. I just can't pass up that extra 10% off.

In other news, my modeling poses are still not America's Top Model-quality, but hopefully they're getting better. I've been trying to make myself a few more things lately to force myself out of my comfort zone. I think I've mastered the "stare down at shirt" technique.

For fun, I thought I'd share some of the not-so-awesome pictures that didn't make the cut (please pardon the overexposure. Part of the reason they didn't make the cut, along with the awesome facial expressions of course.)

Feel free to add your own caption to this last one and make me laugh :)



  1. That's a great top, it's so cool that you made it! I would wear it again and again, I can tell you that.

  2. I would totally be in your lazy sewers group!

  3. The lazy sewers group is at my place at 6pm. But all the cookies are store bought. And I didn't bother to clean up.

  4. "This top rocks, doesn't it?" That what you said. This top is great indeed ;)
    I stopped by from Sew Chatty' linky and follow you through Bloglovin. I hope you'll return the favor.
    See you ;)

  5. Beautiful top! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers!

  6. Love this tank top, I love the points at the end and I'm with you, still trying to figure out how to pose.

  7. Cute top and cute photos!! Even the bloopers :). That's a great style for summer time. I think I have another month of sunshine left. I should try this!

  8. Love it! I feel like it goes with everything! Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday!

  9. Very cute top. Your bloopers made me giggle. I LOVE your necklace!!! I want one of those!

    I’d love it if you would share this at my “That’s My Style” Link party this Friday!

  10. super cute! I've pinned this to my sewing for me board to give it a try :o) New bloglovin follower!
    I'm currently hosting a Sewing series called Sew Many Books.. I'd love for you to come over and check it out! EMily


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