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Friday, March 27, 2015

Thrifty Thursday/Free Tee Pattern Perfect for Scraps

Yep, it's Friday! And yes, I am still a little behind, but not as much behind as it may seem as I will have a Fabulous Free Pattern Friday post up later today. Yea! Not that I need an excuse, but I had a doctor's appointment yesterday that put me through the mill, so by the time I got home, I was ready to hit the bed and sleep. No worries, I'm fine, so all in all a good day.
I came across this free summer tee pattern from I Candy and thought it was so cute and a great idea. It's the perfect pattern for using up some pieces that are just enough for a front or a back but nothing more. Be warned up front that there is a draw back to this pattern, it only comes in a medium size. They do give instructions on how you can enlarge it a bit. For me, I did take it in a little and gave the top a little shape at my waist. Taking it up a little will not distort the look.  
So here's my version of the top, actually, it's the first version of the top. I really do like the pattern. I used a piece of bamboo knit for the front and a piece of stretch lace for the back.
I didn't line the lace. The pattern is busy enough that my bra will be basically invisible.
My "photographer" isn't here, so you're stuck with a crummy selfie once again. I really need to get a tripod!!! At least you get a little bit of an idea of how it fits.
In the original picture of the top, you can see that the back is longer than the front at the hemline. I didn't especially care for how it was finished, so I cut the back off even with the front. The second top I cut out, I actually lengthened the back and gave the top a little high low look which worked out well. As soon as it's finished, I'll post pictures.
Since this is a very basic tee, you can always lengthen the pattern and make a great, easy fitting summer dress.
The pattern prints out with the front and back overlapped. My suggestion is to print 2 copies of the pattern and then you'll have a front and a back pattern piece.  The pattern includes a 1/4" seam allowance, so no need to add unless you would like a little more seam allowance.
Other than the fact that the pattern only comes in a medium size, it's a great little pattern that is super easy to make up and absolutely perfect for scraps.
Once again,you can find the pattern HERE.
Enjoy!



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21 comments:

  1. I love this pattern! I have made the shirt myself and I find it really easy to make and fun to wear. I really should make more of them.

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    1. The pattern is an absolute breeze!! I plan on making a number of them for summer. Well, if it ever warms up around here ;)

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  2. Love the last pic gorgeous top.. thanks for continuing these writings

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    1. I love the lace too. On really hot days this is going to be especially nice. Like air conditioning for my back ;)

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  4. This looks great. I love your fabric, especially the lace one at the back. It is a lovely shape. Xx

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    1. Thanks :) I've had that piece of lace for quite a while. You know how it goes, too big to waste, too small for much of anything.

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  5. Okay, you've totally elevated the basic Tee! This is gorgeous, and such rich colours! Lovely Rhonda!

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    1. Thanks Sue :), but I just saw a great idea and jumped on it. Such a great use of fabric that we just can't part with.

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  6. LOVE the floral and stripes! Swoon!

    Do you have an iPhone with a timer? Before I got my little tripod I would angle my phone in an empty pin case (fits almost perfectly on the diagonal!), set the 10 second timer and bam! :)

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    1. The floral and stripe top is what caught my eye too. Such fun! I do have an iPhone with all the gadgets on it. Beats me how to use it all ;) My husband bought a small tripod for an iPhone, so I do need to figure out the timer and try using the little tripod. Thanks for the push :)

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  7. Oh I do love your lace version! Must print this one and get into those scraps!

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  8. Looks like a great little summer tee. I love bamboo!

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  9. Love your choice of "scraps"!!! Pretty tee!!!!

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  10. What a great idea -- I know I have a lot of those scraps lying around. Now to match them up in pairs :) Love your version, so elegant.

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  11. Love your version. The lace takes it up a notch. What would you say the measurements are for this size medium? Thanks.

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    1. I'll measure it out tomorrow and flirt back to you.

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  12. love that shoulder seam! i wonder if i could coax my serger into playing...

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  13. I love your version! I made mine some weeks ago and wear them all the time now ;-)

    https://titesmains.wordpress.com/2015/03/16/encore-des-tshirts-et-un-patron-gratuit-mais-pas-a-moi/

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