The first one is her Little Red Riding Hood t-shirt and apparently it is a hit at home. The pattern is from Ottobre 3/2011 (number 19)
those hundred & thousand covered sweets look yummy!
The fabrics are both by bora and are the little red riding hood in autumn forest print - used for the front and back - and little red fox for the sleeves and neck binding.
The fox material is, well, foxy and I may have to order some more especially as fox prints are 'in' this year.
Unfortunately the photos of the t-shirt don't really show the colours very well.
neck binding attached with coverstitch binder
This t-shirt was clearly a winner but I struggled with what to do with the other fabric because I didn't have quite enough fabric to make even a t-shirt.
So I took a look in my wardrobe and discovered that a number of my own t-shirts had woven fabric elements (e.g. neck binding, sleeves etc). So I borrowed that idea and this is what I came up with
I found a georgette scrap in a box in the garage. I think I made a top for my sister from this fabric about 1996 and obviously kept the remnant for an occasion such as this. Luckily, there was just enough for what I wanted and it was the perfect colour. I used the georgette to make the sleeves and made a rolled hem and stitched shirring elastic about 1cm above the hem
I also used a raw-edge strip of georgette for the neck edge. What you can't see very clearly is that I made a little facing and sandwiched the georgette strip between it and the front fabric (probably seen best above although it is a bit rough)
I used another Ottobre pattern for this t-shirt (number 29 in 3/2009).
I don't know whether this t-shirt is a flop or not but it has taught me several useful lessons:
- a fat quarter is rarely enough fabric to complete an item of clothing except for babies
- if I buy more fabric than I think I need, the remnant may come in handy even years later!
- sometimes (surprisingly) inspiration can be found in my own wardrobe
- my hoarding is not so bad and should even be encouraged…..
Of course I did manage to sneak a few more yards of fabric in with the parcel that these pieces arrived in but I haven't decided what to make with them yet. Nevertheless, I believe that a girl (i.e. me) can never have too much Spoonflower fabric or diamonds