Can you see me now?

Wow.  Bright isn’t it?  Yup same tee as the rest, Kimono Tee from MariaDenmark.  I was drawn to this print and it was $3.69 at Fabrix so what could go wrong.  I placed the pattern so that the dark centered flower wouldn’t be right over a boob, but that’s about it.  I also added a band at the bottom.  This is a light fluid knit and the double band at the bottom keeps the top hanging down smoothly.  Plus it’s a nice finish at the bottom.

Yes, I have more material for yet another version of the tee.  No, I have no more time this week as the glamorous world of jet travel beckons.  I shall bring this top on my trips this week to share the summer bright love in the lower 48.  Honk if you see me coming!

Apple-tee-ni

I know it looks like I’m about to bust out a cheer here, but trust me.  This picture was the best I could do.  The rest are too awful to even crop my head out of.  So deal.

I made another Kimono Tee from Maria Denmark, this time from a print knit from Stonemountain.  The print is of little apples and is adorable.  When I showed my friend the shirt, she said “don’t you have another tee with apples on it?”  Damn, I do!  That one is yellow and brown and was purchased.  Nuff said.  Clearly I love me an apple tee.

I changed the tee a bit here.  I took out some of the excess at the hip so it’s about 1″ narrower at the bottom than the first one (I melded several sizes to fit my measurements and clearly I added too much to the arse).  I also added a bottom band because I wanted the tee about 1.5″ longer so I wouldn’t get plumber’s crack when I wear it with jeans.  Sorry if that’s too much for you.  I’ll change it to whale tail if you’d like.  After washing the first tee I learned that the narrow seams finishing neck and armholes were too narrow and flipped over and need more depth.  So they’re deeper and I overlocked the neck edge before I twin-needled it.

I didn’t measure how wide to make the band so I just cut a band and sewed it on.  It’s a bit longer than I wanted after I compared it to a perfect length tee as shown.  It still works but I will make a slightly narrower band next time.  Next time?  Yup.  I’ve got a few more pieces of material earmarked for this tee.  Not bored yet I hope!

I finally made something

When I got home from a week of work yesterday I had the crafty urge.  Unfortunately a week of work does a number on my tendonitis so knitting isn’t really a great idea.  Sewing then.

I’ve been itching to make Kirsten Kimono Tee from Maria Denmark.  It’s an easy, wearable top and (truth be told) I’d bought a few yards of knit fabric in anticipation of this project last week before leaving for work.  There are only two pattern pieces and I sewed all the seams by serger and twin needled the hems.  One hour max is the work time on this one.

I want to make a few tweaks to the fit of the top when I make it again (tomorrow!).  It’s a bit too loose in places and flares out at the hip a smidge.  So tweak tweak tweak.  I should have a few opportunities to test the fit since I bought about 3 different knits with this top in mind.  I hope you don’t get bored looking at them.