Can You Say FAST?

I started sewing up the 3 Graces Tee-Shirt yesterday – never thinking that I would have a finished top by the time Easton was done napping! (I should note, that the back does lay down and doesn’t poke up like how it is in the photo – I just threw this on quickly without ‘arranging’ myself before taking a picture).
Seriously, this is one of the best instant gratification projects that I’ve worked on recently – I love the design, it was so easy to sew (it’s a great project for a beginner), and the results are fabulous. The only snag that I hit was when I sewed the band onto the armhole. Instead of using a ribbing, I used the jersey fabric itself – I’m guessing that my material might not have as much stretch as what was intended because it came out extremely tight. Check out all those puckers I got!

I went back and cut the arm band one size larger (I might have been able to go up 2, but I didn’t want to risk it being too loose) and that seemed to fix my problem.
I’m now giddy to try the other styles – I’m thinking the crossover version will have to be next!

6 thoughts on “Can You Say FAST?

  1. MichelleB

    Okay, your commenter hates me. lol Hopefully I’ll only get one comment on this one.
    I LOVE the t-shirt. It looks fabulous on you. I’m thinking my daughter might like it, too. I’ll have to consider getting it.

  2. Katharine in Brussels

    Oh you look so pretty! That is a lovely top. Never mind the neckline, your pose shows off a flat stomach (or the illusion therof)–you have been working hard, young mother! No wonder you are beaming. A nice new sewing project, summer top, and the figure you’ve been waiting for.
    On the sleeve insets, I no longer have the book but if I recall correctly ‘Sewing with Knits’ from Taunton Press suggests cutting self-fabric on the crossgrain to use as ribbing. It also showed how to fake a ribbing by sewing regular pintucks in a crossgrain strip. IMO, the extra effort didn’t deliver better results than just crossgrain: it looked DIY. For your next ribbing project, perhaps try the crossgrain?

  3. Jacqui

    I’m loving it! This is so my style. Thanks for the tip on the arm bands. I wouldn’t use rib knit for it and it’s good to know I will probably have to size it up.

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