Thursday, 26 September 2013
Contrast Stripe Shoulder Tee
Heidi Klum was wearing one of these sheer contrast shoulder tees on an episode of Project Runway and I thought it was kinda cool. Then, Jen from Mend and Make New made one. Straight after seeing Jen's version, I went to my stash to look for some fabrics I could use to make one of my own. I was originally going to use the Liberty Jersery for a tee with Peter Pan collar, but decided it was better for this. For the contrast shoulders and binding, I cut up an old top I had that I was never going to wear. Can you imagine a WHOLE top that colour? Yikes!! I was a bit apprehensive about sewing with the silk chiffon, especially sewing it onto the jersey, but it worked fine. I used a stretch needle for all of it.
I used this tutorial and pattern from iCandy Handmade. Although the pattern is bigger than I would wear, I printed it and used it anyway. Because it printed on A4 and not US Letter paper, some of the sides got trimmed off which worked perfectly for me. I also shaped it a bit to bring it in at the waist.
I'm really happy with how it turned out. Especially for only an afternoon of effort. And yes, I will be wearing it with my matching undies ;)
Are you sewing along for Selfish Sewing Week? How is your sewing going? I really love seeing what everyone else has been making in the Flickr Pool.