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MariaDenmark: 101 (Kirsten Kimono Tee) thumbsup - Type:Tops    printable version
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Reviewed by:MrsCharisma
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Posted on:11/17/13 2:52 PM
Project Photo:MariaDenmark: 101 by MrsCharisma

MariaDenmark: 101 by MrsCharisma  MariaDenmark: 101 by MrsCharisma  
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MariaDenmark Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Great Wardrobe Builder
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Pattern Description:

Misses kimono sleeved tee, fitted through bust and waist, slightly flared at hip

Pattern Sizing:

XS-2XL (31.5 - 43.5 bust) - I cut a L

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Yes!

Were the instructions easy to follow?

Yes. I don't use her directions for the neckline though...I just made a binding myself for the neck and arms

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

I love that this is a 1 yard pattern. I love that it can easily and quickly be constructed on the serger. It fits so well too.

Fabric Used:

Some cotton/lycra knit from Hancock. I didn't get a photo of the bolt end like I normally do. The white area has a slight sheen. It is *very* soft.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

Slight fake-swayback adjustment - aka I cut somewhat of a wedge and then eyeballed the bottom hem to add it back. shhhhhh! I don't want to complicate it by adding a center back seam. ESPECIALLY on this version with stripes.

I didn't add seam allowance, mostly because I forgot -- again. The fabric is really drapey so it fits just fine. I constructed on the serger with ~ 3/8" seams.

I created a binding and used my twin needle for the first time. I got a lot of tunneling unfortunately. I'll have to keep practicing that.

I made the binding the width of one white stripe ~1.5". That wasn't really wide enough. Next time I'll cut my binding closer to 2-2 1/4" and serge it in place. I also used the twin needle on the hem.


Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

This is definitely a TNT. I want to make another version and add rouching at the sides for the last few inches. I think if you haven't tried this pattern, you should give it a try! So many options for customizing it!

Conclusion:

Love my new tee! Wore it yesterday and got a compliment while out to breakfast. I don't like how I left that white space at the very top with the red darn it!
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canei said...
Nice work!
11/17/13 4:55 PM
Sue Parrott said...
I love your fabric! So cute!
11/17/13 5:27 PM
carolynw said...
Really nice -lookssharp
11/17/13 5:52 PM
sunnysewing said...
Love your tee! The colors are awesome and so is your stripe matching! I have found wonder tape to get rid of tunneling w/ my twin needle. otherwise I like to make sure the fabric edge is above where my twin needles are hitting and then just trim it down afterwards. Great job!
11/17/13 10:38 PM
HRigg said...
Great pattern and I just love those stripes.
11/18/13 3:25 AM
SusiM said...
Very cute!
11/18/13 8:14 AM
Erin Sooit said...
a really cute tee shirt! Great job on the stripe matching. Thanks for the review. :)
11/18/13 1:06 PM
MrsCharisma said...
Thanks everyone!! Sunny sewing - thanks for the tip. I'll have to practice a bit on my scraps!
11/18/13 5:56 PM
1SewSweet said...
Great job, this is a nice pattern! Love the way you used this really cute fabric too!
11/19/13 9:10 AM
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