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Snap! I have just finished sewing a t shirt today using a pattern I drafted myself, using stuff I learned following Cal Patch's tutorials on Creativebug. I like your contrast binding. I overlocked all the seams except hems like you. Must learn to use a twin needle! I use the walking foot for hems.

Blogless Anna

I have to confess that I'm obsessed with The Nessie Top by Craftiness Is Not Optional. I might have cut out my tenth one today (they make great gifts!). Oliver + S's hopscotch top/dress us also a winner. Thanks for the review of the Hosh Pants.


Hi Anna,
I was just admiring your Nessie tops, and I've seen them pop up a couple of places and it looks like a great pattern. And thanks for the reminder about the Hopscotch pattern, I've made it as a dress but never a t-shirt - I must give it a try (although, thinking about it, I think my daughter might have grown out of the smaller pattern size now... I'm going to have to start getting the bigger versions).


The twin needles are excellent! They give such a tidy finish, and after a bit of trial and error when I first used one, it works really well. I found using a longer stitch length (about 3.5 instead of my usual 2.5) helped.

Have you seen this Youtube video? It made me think of you and your pottery wheel :)

Suzy x

Lightning McStitch

This is a great outfit!
My long comment just got eaten.
Suffice to say: Flashback Skinny T or Oliver + S Bus Stop for a set in sleeve.
Field trip for a raglan sleeve.
I also have the Figgy's Banyan T but am yet to make it.


Thanks for the comment and I'm sorry your first one got eaten! I have been looking at the Flashback pattern, but I thought I'd try the two I have and see how they turn out first. My two are in different sizes in Rae's patterns, and having to buy two patterns puts me off a bit, but I've seen lots of very nice versions.


mrs robinson

Oh, I really should pluck up the courage to make my first t! This outfit is so cheery, perfect for all the important things a little one gets up to in a day... and what a great idea about disguising those sunscreen marks!

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