Hi all! Today's my stop on the Tumble Tee Blog Tour featuring the newly released pattern by a very dear friend of mine, Rachael, of Imaginegnats.
Without further ado:
The pattern features a very simple, yet highly customizable construction that is perfect for beginners!
Also, it's perfect for back to school!
|photo by Rachael Gander for Imaginegnats|
It's got such a great range for making: the sizing ranges from 6months to 10 years old! And it only has four seams (unless you are color-blocking)! I personally really like the unfinished seams because the curl of the knit looks cute to me. But there is an option for finishing the edges as well.
So here's the story with my tumble tee: this was my fourth version for this tour. I had totally different colors in mind for the first few versions. In fact, I was all done the front on the original version I was planning on doing ...
So I did some tiny orange dots with intermittent pink dots. I turned my back for a minute and Sephira did this.
So, I went a different direction. I tried doing arrows; i didn't like it.
Then, I did this to the front and then did a similar look on the back (which was black) attempting to do clear stripes.
I tried glossy Modge Podge. It looked great...but it was hard as a rock. So I decided to send it through the washer to soften it.
Turns out, Modge Podge ain't the most washable substance. It turned cloudy white so I decided it just needed to dry a little so I threw it in the dryer and it became a big stuck together glue mess.
Fed up with trying to customizable painting, I just went simple. I stuck to my original plan of construction and added a pieced circle pocket to the front.
My plan of construction?
- a slashed two-toned look
- gathered with shirring only in the back for a fitted look
- high-low unfinished hem
Not a big deal; it was an easy fix. I added a 17" piece of 1/4" wide elastic to the neckline and the kept the whole thing in place and created perfectly clean lines.
a remnant from a very special dress.
I honestly couldn't be more pleased with the turnout!!!! And Azy wanted to sleep in it and wear it the whole next day too, which she would have gotten away with had she not have gotten syrup on it at breakfast. HA!
This is exactly my style for my kiddos. A little weird, colorful and comfortable and always fun for them!
Rachael's Tumble Tee pattern! If you are not looking forward to buying the same old Old Navy, Target, and/or Children's Place shirts for your kiddos for back to school, then why not invest in this one pattern and repurpose or destash or whatever you want! I'm sure you'll come up with some personal, original pieces your kids will love!
|doing her, quote "Chinese meditating"|
For more inspiration, go check out the rest of the tour!!
8.5 Sew Sweetness & The Crafty Kitty
Thank you so much Rachael for having me on your tour!!! HUGS!!!!
Until next time,