Monday, May 10, 2010
"I wanna be a girl scout" t-shirt and collar tutorial
1.Sleeve pattern piece for your size arm ( I found a cheap pattern on sale at JoAnn's for 1.99 and I use the sleeve piece ALL THE TIME. Its handy.
2. 1/2 yard (this can also be used for the collar)
3. T-shirt (this could be cool to do to a concert t-shirt....)
4. scissors, sewing machine, thread, pins.
1. 1/4 yd of fabric (or remnants of fabric for the t-shirt above)
2. Felt or a broach
3.Hot glue, snaps & setter (thread, sewing machine, scissors, pins)
2.Using your sleeve pattern, cut 2 sleeves out of your fabric.
4. Sew your sleeves together, on the bottom tabs (I don't know what those are called, but the part that goes on your armpit).
6. Lay the sleeve next to your t-shirt armhole (as shown) and mark where the bottom (armpit) of the sleeve ends on the t-shirt. Pin it.
8. Attach the sleeves. (see your pattern). It is really not that hard. I was intimidated by sleeves for a long time, and once I actually did it I realized there was nothing to fear!!!
9.Try your shirt on... I felt like my sleeves were too far out, so I overlapped and pinned the fabric that rests on my shoulders inward, so that there was a little gather there. It made the t-shirt more feminine too.
10. Sew down inside the seam that is already there.
2. Fold them in half, and sew down the entire length. Then turn them inside out.
4. To the wider strip (the 2 1/2" one), do the following: create two folds at the ends and pin. Sew down on top of the stitching that is already there (on the sides). (see above)
7. to finish it off, and cover the snap, I cut out a few concentric circles and hot-glued them on top. You could also just put a vintage broach there or something....
Now put them together and you get this:
How cute is Olivia????!!!! she kills me with that smile. we were off to church that day, that's why I am wearing a real outfit...