I've been busy sewing for my daughter for the last while. She's got a skirt, a sleeveless tee and a short sleeved tee from - what else - New Look 6735. The problem, well actually there were a couple, is that the skirt ended up a little on the short side (in my humble opinion) for my tall daughter, so I added a yoke from McCalls 6966. The other problem is that she didn't want the back seam on the tees. No problem, I can cut it on the fold. Except that I forgot when I laid it out and cut it for the seam. Twice. I have fabric to make her two more tees but I need her to try on what I've got done so far. I did write on the bag with her pattern tracing to "cut with a double fold!!!", so hopefully I get it right next time. Sheesh!
So my aim this week has been to do some sewing for me. An idea I picked up from the internet was to made a 3/4 sleeve tee with a matching infinity scarf. I saw this done in a pretty solid sage green, and it looked almost like a cowl neck tee. This would give you options and make a basic tee more versatile. I finally got into the sewing room tonight, and just as I was about to rummage through my stash to see what caught my fancy I instead saw this top sitting on my cutting table looking at me accusingly. So I gave in and had at it.
My mom had suggested running some thin elastic through the neckband, so I did. Then I took it in quite a bit through the sleeves and the bodice. I didn't even take it apart first to redo the ruching properly. I just basted, checked for fit and then sewed. I was afraid of doing anything more than absolutely necessary because this fabric stretches out of shape so much.
Hey - maybe I should do an infinity scarf with this tee! I'll bet it could hide a ton of neckline sins. I wonder if I can still get this fabric? Hmmm...