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Ultimate Hourglass T-Shirt

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Camera Canon Canon EOS 650D
Exposure Time 1/160
ISO 2500

Decided to add a little colour blocking

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The Ultimate T-Shirt: Fitting & Construction taught by Marcy and Katherine Tilton

Sew your new favorite shirt with the expert guidance of Katherine and Marcy Tilton, using their included, customizable Vogue pattern.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women, Plus-sized
Style Traditional, Classic, Casual
Chris Lucas on

What materials did you use? Fabric from my stash. A burnout stretch knit print and the plain black knit is a similar weight.

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What are you most proud of? I'm most proud of the fact that I had my first attempt at colour blocking and my aim was to create an hourglass effect which I did. I also made the skirt to go with the top so as I had a complete outfit. I used the same black knit fabric that I used in the top. The skirt is self drafted and fits perfectly and I think the length compliments my top. I've blogged about my project here

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I say just have some fun with this pattern and with what you learned from the class. Katherine & Marcy share a lot of great tips and really give you the confidence to experiment and give things a try. The Vogue 8793 pattern is a great pattern and once you know you've got the fit right you can have some fun with it and change things around and be confident that you'll still get a great fitting t-shirt that you can really dress up or down and still have a t-shirt that will look great and most of all be comfortable to wear. Have fun :)

Chris Lucas on

Very flattering, beautiful fabric. Well done.

12/16/2013 Flag

Thanks for the lovely feedback Pat :)

12/20/2013 Flag

You have a special talent for putting fabrics together, Chris. Love the hour-glass effect!

12/20/2013 Flag

Thank you for the compliment, that's so sweet of you :)

01/10/2014 Flag

I love your shirt it really fits you perfectly and makes your figure look great.

12/22/2013 Flag

Thank you and I feel great wearing it too :)

01/10/2014 Flag

Thank you all for the lovely compliments :)

07/23/2014 Flag

I just love the hourglass look! Great job!

08/16/2014 Flag