-1/4 stretch knit fabric
- contrasting thread
Skill Level: Easy/beginner. You will need the basic understanding of how to use a sewing machine and be familiar with sewing straight seams, gathering, and sewing a hem.
What You Get: One 14 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.
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Wish I had read previous reviews before I bought this one. I made 2 shirts and neither one fit properly. I was also confused about the back closure (as were the prev comments) so I used velcro. Not only did the back sides not "meet up" correct, but the shirt was too tight to fit the doll. The second one I made a little differently and still the fit and finished product was not good. I am an experience sewer and thought - how hard can a t-shirt be?? Both shirts went into the garbage. I thought about altering the pattern and then thought it wasn't worth my time. Doubt I'll try this pattern again. Too bad, cause it does look cute.
Ok, so figured out that I should use velcro on the center back seam...duh! It turned out great! I even added a ruffled woven ribbon to the top edge for a little style. AND, the next one I make will become a one shoulder long dress/beach dress/lounge dress; simple extend the lower line of the pattern by 6 or 7 inches and cut the side seams about a half inch larger for the body fit. You will really enjoy this pattern over and over again!
Although this was a quick and easy cut-out and sew project, I (an experienced sewer)became confused with the lack of directions for completing the center back of the top (on page 8 of the guide) Was the center back seam to be stitched and then the hem finished with a double roll over, or is a velcro closure to be used? The supplies list on page 2 didn't mention velcro and the top picture (on page 8) for finishing the back edge did not clearly indicate what to do after serging the raw edge. I fitted the top on my model doll wondering if the top would simply pull over the dolls head, so as to stitch the center back seam before finishing the lower hem. Still not sure what to do for ease of putting this on the doll. Maybe I am missing an instructional page...no, I checked back with my original download. Any suggestions? This project is sitting on my sewing table waiting to be finished...Cute pattern that I can embellish with my embroidery machine...very trendy and so many ideas for variations....a notation about using a stretch stitch and needle may be helpful for a beginning knit fabric sewer...