Friday, August 24, 2012

Elephant tee

It is really starting to heat up where I live. No doubt when spring starts, it will cool off again. Bernice celebrated the start of spring with a gorgeous dress but I have gone with an old staple in a cheerful print.
I won this fabric from a recent crafty mamas competition. I was able to chose a metre of Vincente knit fabrics. I thought the elephants were kinda cute. As part of entering the competition, I said I would make a bright top for me - so here it is.

The pattern is Kwik Sew 2306, which used to be my staple t-shirt pattern. I dragged out this pattern because I thought the elephant needed to be broken up with a plain fabric and a raglan sleeve. I used a reverse cover stitch in white to hem becuase I thought the printed lended itself to some contrast there. It looks a little rash shirt like, but no matter.

The fabric is 160cm wide and there is plenty left for some matching shirts for my kids.


  1. Yes, winter is long gone for many of us, and t-shirt weather is returning. Good start to the summer sewing...

  2. Love it! Its so bright and summery and the raglan sleeves in the contrasting colour look fantastic against the elephants!

  3. Love it Marie - just perfect for spring :)

  4. I'd like this one for my closet, hehe! Such fun fabric.

  5. It looks great Marie. Love the bright colour - bring on Spring I say (it is still a little freezing in these parts)


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