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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

Created in this Craftsy class

The Ultimate T-Shirt: Fitting & Construction taught by Marcy & 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 Classic, Traditional, 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 :)

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I just love the hourglass look! Great job!

08/16/2014 Flag

looks great! Does the side panel incorporate a dart too?

04/08/2015 Flag

Yes the side panel incorporates the dart. There's more details on how I achieved the effect over on my blog :)

04/08/2015 Flag

Thank you! Should have gone and read that first!

04/08/2015 Flag

You're welcome :) Always happy to help.

04/08/2015 Flag

New to asking questions here. So please forgive my confusion in finding your 'details' under 'category' instructions below. I click on 'sewing' to find your details and it sends me to 27,000+ possibilities. Could you guide me to your 'details', please. Thanks.

04/19/2015 Flag

That's ago we all start somewhere and I"m more than happy to help. If you click on my photo to the side it will take you to my profile page where you can find out a little more about me. Or you can visit my website if you like. It's Let me know if you have any other questions :)

04/20/2015 Flag

Nice choice of fabric and great color blocking. Fits you very well. Thanks for sharing.

04/21/2016 Flag

Thank you :D I've had so much wear out of this outfit... wore the top with pants just last week!

07/30/2016 Flag