Friday, May 20, 2011

Ottobre Ruffle Tee

Tee shirt for DGD from scraps of a tee I made for myself!  I used the tee shirt from the most current Ottobre magazine--sorry, don't have it close at hand.  She was pleased with it, and I always enjoy making her things.  EASY shirt--just serged the seams and neckline.  Turned the neckline under 3/8" or so and stitched it.  No hems!  You can tell it was late in the day, but the shirt still looks cute!

Here's the shirt I made for myself.  I cut mine on the bias so the ruffles are a diagonal.  It was a kit to make a tank top from Peggy Sagers--pattern and fabric included.  When it arrived, I realized that I would never wear a tank top, so I made my trusty Loes Hinse Perfect Tee with short sleeves and think it will be a fun summer tee.  Again, serged seams and no hems.  What could be easier?  I did learn a few things--should have cut the pattern piece out as full front and back pieces rather than messing with the fold.  That was not the most successful part of the project, but I think it will be OK!  It is just a fun trendy shirt that won't have to stand the test of time!

I also made a pair of Louise Cutting Discover Something Novel ankle pants from a nice linen.  Love the pattern and the drafting--they went together so well and the directions are marvelous.  The pants on me?  Not so much.  My DGD said, "Grandma, those are some BIG pants!" when I wore them over to her house one day.  So--comfy, soft, well made...maybe OK for wearing at the beach.  Live and learn!


Ann's Fashion Studio said...

I love both tops. Your grand daughter looks so cute in hers.

I saw this kit on Peggys site and thought it might be great fabric.You seem very pleased with it.

Lori said...

Two very nice tops. Your dgd is so cute.

Sigrid said...

Both tops are lovely. what special fabric with the ruffles and a nice idea to use it diagonal. Enjoy wearing.

Summerset said...

She's adorable in her new top! I love your use of the ruffles on the diagonal for the grown-up version.

Janis said...

Very cute tops, and you DGD is adorable. She looks pleased as punch wearing her new top!