|See Kate Sew Recess Raglan knit tee|
I've finished one t-shirt - a gift for a 3 year old. Once again I used the See Kate Sew Recess Raglan . A few years back a friend bought me a book of Sukie transfers which I'd been meaning to try out for ages. Her daughter's third birthday seemed the perfect occasion to break them out. I did a few testers on scraps of this peach jersey, to see how long to hold the iron on & whether it would wash ok. I put it through a 40 degree wash and it came out fine which was a relief as there'd be no point in a child's t-shirt that couldn't go in the wash!
This really is such a simple make and even done in little segments of time, it doesn't take long at all. I used the vari-overlock stitch on my Bernina to finish all the seams neatly, and used a twin-needle on the hem. After messing up the hem on my plantain tshirt (unblogged) I've learned to do a test with the twin-needle now to get the tension right. The only alteration I made was the same as last time, to lengthen the neck-band piece. This time I got it right first time. Let's just hope it fits the recipient now, fingers crossed! I'm really happy with how this top turned out though looking at it now I wish I'd placed the tree slightly higher up but that's a minor quibble. Here's hoping the recipient likes it!
|Pile of things to sew!|
Still another 3 days left of KCW and I've a huge pile cut out & in varying states of sewing. 3 Recess Raglan's, an Oliver + S Sketchbook shirt & 2 pairs of Sunny Day shorts - all for Harris! Hopefully I can get a wee bit done tonight. I love how this challenge really makes me appreciate even the odd 15 minutes at the sewing machine and I feel like I'm so much more productive, here's hoping I can keep it up after the week is over! How's it going for you if you're participating in KCW this time?