Friday, April 18, 2008

Extra Fabric - Make another 4076

Simplicity 4076, that is, my favorite t-shirt pattern. I had leftover fabric from Simplictiy 3918 and decided a couple more t-shirts were needed. My wardrobe is in desperate need for summer tops, especially work type tops.

Here is the first one - I added the waistband out of necessity. I forgot the stretch runs with the stripes vertically, I cut out with the stripes horizontally (oops, big oops). I had enough to recut the top except for the front and I had to be creative. Thus, the two sections with a bias band at the waist. I like the look so all is well.

Here is a close-up of the waist.

One more from the blue (bottom band of the Simplicity 3918). I was too lazy to rethread my serger and coverstitch machine, so I used white picot elastic for the neckline and the white CS thread worked pefectly then.

Here is the picot, isnt' it interesting? I bought it in a grab bag somewhere.

Now off to a track meet in the rain, I am working the finish line. Why didn't I sew a rain jacket for this spring we are having? If I did it would have been Murphy's Law and no rain - ha ha!


  1. Anonymous6:59 PM

    pretty tops! track meet in the rain....ewww.

  2. Anonymous10:27 AM

    very cute tees, the will come in handy now that the weater is getting hotter

  3. I like the band at the waistline! It makes it different from all the other tees out there and an original...good job!

  4. Nice looking tops! I have that pattern but have been a bit hesitant in trying it because of the reviews at PatternReview....guess the gathered neckline scares me. Tell me it's not as hard as I read. :-)

  5. Outstanding job! I like the way you matched the stripes on the first one!

  6. Pretty tops! It's nice having a staple pattern that you know works.

  7. Oh my gosh, I know I'm really late to this party, but I'm going back to look at your 4076 tops, and these are so cute! I particularly love the bias band -- so smart and so fun!