Hey June Woodstock teeDecember 6, 2017 / bythornberry / Categories : Feeds
I’m a bit of a sucker for a novelty fabric, especially when it’s on sale. I like the idea of fabrics and clothes being fun! So when this fluoro stretch lace was on the $2 table at Darn Cheap Fabrics I picked up a couple of metres. I bought a couple of metres of the yellow/green colourway as well, but that it still in stash. The pink however has been transformed into tees – one for Stella and one for Clare!
So, this is Stella’s tee. It is lace, so it does need something underneath it. Stella has chosen to wear a bright orange and pink crop top under her tee – the colours go exceptionally well! The pattern is the Hey June Patterns Woodstock Swing tee, which is a free pattern I have blogged about before. Once again this is size 12.
Because I was dealing with lace I needed to think carefully about the finishes I would use and how I would construct the tee. I was able to buy matching fluoro thread from Rathdowne Fabrics, and ended up constructing the tee on the overlocker. I used the overlocker to do a rolled hem on the bottom of the tee, and I added strips of the fancy shaped lace edging onto the sleeve edges to act as a hem. I used matching elastic to bind the neckline, in the same way you would use fold over elastic. It wasn’t actually fold over elastic, but was wide enough to achieve a similar result with a bit of persuasion. It would have looked better if I’d pulled it a little tighter during application – but I didn’t, and re-doing it wasn’t really an option.
Garments like this are fun to make. It’s far from perfect, but Stella has worn this one a few times already, so it’s clearly a welcomed addition to her wardrobe. Nothing like a bit of colour!
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