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Silk Screened t-shirts

Sorry, it’s been awhile since the last post.  I got a new camera and have been trying to figure it out.  Still working on the technical settings, even though it is suppose to be “easy”.  Yeah right!

Anyway, I cut out some the t-shirt fabric I got at Vogue Fabrics in April and used some of my Marcy Tilton silk screens to embellish them before I sewed them up.  It’s amazing how more expensive fabric feels and how it works with your project.  These peach t-shirts were the lesser expensive fabrics that I did first.  Not a lot of stretch to it and kind of slight of hand to the touch.

I used a random square design along the curved front and inserted a mesh/netting strip under the overlapping seam to stick out just a bit.  I repeated the block design on the hems of the sleeves to tie it all together.  This is Marcy’s Vogue Pattern #8497

This next t-shirt I had made originally in the fall with long sleeves and LOVED IT!  It fit great, so I decided to make it again only sleeveless for the summer.  Well, I still love the style, but this peach fabric isn’t as nice as the fabric I made my first one out of and fits me totally different. 

On this t-shirt I silk screened just the neck and arm facings.  I used a broken line design and when you twist the facings you just see them now and then.  This is Marcy’s Vogue Pattern # 8582. 

I’ve got two more t-shirts screened and ready to go.  One is made and the other is cut out, so will hopefully have those up later this week.  Hopefully, I will also have a better grasp of the new camera.  I ordered some new screens about a week ago, so when they come I can keep going on my t-shirt making adventure!

A $5 Remnant

Since I got back from Chicago I have sewed up 3 of my fabrics, don’t worry, there is still lots to go.  This piece of tie dyed knit was $5 for the 1 1/2 yard piece.  I’m not really a blue person, but it was fun, it felt great and how could I lose for $5.  If I made it and didn’t like it was no big deal.

I used Sandra Betzina’s Vogue Pattern #1173.  I wasn’t sure if it would look like a maternity top or not, but it didn’t.  You can’t really see the detail of long darts in the front, but they are very flattering.  Make sure you read the directions first because the darts are sewn so they show on the outside as a detail.  I just went about my normal sewing know how and sewed the darts right sides together and didn’t get the detail.  It was fine that way too.   I think it is going to be a comfy cool top this summer with a lot of style.  I just won’t tell anyone that it was $5.