After seeing Ros from Sew Delicious's version of the Tumble Tee - I knew it was a pattern I wanted to try. And it was another that came in the Sew Fab bundle - so that is now two patterns I have made. Just one more to make the investment pay off (and then another 10 or so bonus patterns!)
Tumble Tee by Imagine Gnats
Ok bear with me as I get a bit gushy. This pattern is kinda amazing!! I really really love it (this was actually the third I made but the first I took photos of before my camera ran out of batteries, will share the others this week).
Sewing with knits is only a new thing for me. It was a personal challenge I set myself this year. I'm working my way up to sewing something for myself (I have a couple of metres of the most beautiful Liberty knit - sigh!).
The front of this shirt is a thrifted/op shop baby blanket (an idea from Ros). It had a sweet little corner section which became the pocket. I nearly wasn't going to put it on as it says 'Mommy loves you' (we spell it Mummy down under) but I think it is a sweet addition - do you?
The back fabric was another op shop find. Expect to see a lot of it as I have about 2 or 3 metres. Some of it is cut out already. I often wonder what the last person was making and if they would approve of how I'm using it now. It is quite a heavy weave knit rather than a light jersey knit.
For this version I did the tshirt length but actually didn't hem just overlocked (serged) the hem so it is slightly longer than it should be. I also didn't colour block the front as per the pattern.
Stay tuned for my other versions - each different! Now that is a versatile pattern.
|Close view of the pocket with the little bee - adorbs!!|
Pattern: Imagine Gnats The Tumble Tee
Fabric: Both op shop knit finds - so I think this top cost about $1 maybe $2!
Difficulty (1-10 scale with 1 being easy and 10 hard): Super easy - a 3 due to knit sewing being a little more challenging to sew with
Time: less than an hour - including cutting the fabric
|Copying her brother's crazy poses!|