Wednesday, February 24, 2010

mod tie pattern testing

I mentioned recently that I was testing a pattern for Happy Together... Well, today's the day that she releases her pattern for sale. It's called the Mod Tie Shirt and you can find it for sale in her shop. Here are the flicker photos for her patterns. I had to learn how to do the flicker thing so I could put some photos there for her. If you're here visiting from Jessica's site, welcome- pull up a chair and feel free to make yourself at home! If you're visiting from One Pretty Thing, where our tie-dye snowman shirts were shared this weekend- Welcome. thanks for popping in.

I had so much fun working with her pattern. I ended up making three shirts. I was determined to use fabric on hand. For the first shirt, I used flannel for the body and Jersey knit for the sleeves, tie, and waist band. The flannel is left over from sandwich wraps and the jersey knit was yardage from a friend who wasn't sure what to do with it. (Thanks Melissa! I've also used your fabric here for Bee's Thanksgiving dress and here for Lou's pirate costume)

Jessica's pattern was so easy to use. She included lots of details and great step by step pictures. She listened to our feedback and was so easy to work with.

I went with the long sleeve option for this one. It was 10 degrees when I made this. Spring seems no where in sight.

Bee is clearly getting into this modeling thing. I used to have to bribe her with jelly beans to get her to pose for me. This time she said she'd work for free.

For the next shirt, I tried linen for the body and tie. Gifted Jersey knit again for the sleeves and waist. I made this one a little smaller and went with the mid length sleeve option.

Yes, Bee is sporting a tat on her arm. She's cool like that.

Since I'd already made up the two shirts that I told Jessica I was going to make, I went for a third with some variations. A girl can only have so many identical shirts. I added cuffs to the sleeves (I just used the same directions for adding the waist band). I made the waist band a little thinner than the other shirts and brought up the front cut of the shirt for a more 'sailor' look. Bee says this anchor makes it a boy shirt. I, on the other hand, am in love with this shirt. In love. The applique was easy to do (I've talked about it a time or two before). I bought a thrifted jean skirt and added some of the fabric to it too. It's all just too cute.


grandma said...

Those are cute but the model is cuter. And just think she worked for free. I think the sailor shirt is for a girl. Without the tie, a boy might wear it. This must be the blog you waited to post.

Anonymous said...

I especially like the second shirt. You might check into kid modeling jobs. Bee is a natural, especially when she keeps her tongue in her mouth.

Love always,


Amanda Pedro said...

wow, they look awesome!
great job. off to have a look at Happy together.
thanks for sharing

Carole Davids said...

I like the anchor shirt! but the second on in linen is my favorite. Very cute.

Melissa said...

Ditton on the 2nd shirt! It looks adorable on Bee. I hope she will decide she likes the sailor shirt and model the whole outfit for you. Very cute pattern and great results!

BTW if you run out of knit...I still have that tub in my basement. :)

Kelly Nieman Anderson said...

Love the 3rd sailor shirt!

Aunt Donna said...

My vote for favorite shirt is... number three. I've always been a big fan of a sailor shirt. You did a great job on all of them. Aren't appliques fun!

kirstin & jordan said...

How cute! I love how these turned out... really, all of them are great (if I had to pick I'd say #2 is my favorite!:)
If you're interested, we have a friday fun finds party and we'd love for you to link to this! :)

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

I love that little tie, that's what totally makes this shirt so cool. Very cute model too☺

stelle said...

holy crap! i feel sorry for you4r child!

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