Well, it’s been quite a while since I did a blog post, and it’s not because I haven’t had anything to share, but rather because I have been enjoying spending the summer holidays as family time. I have been sewing quite a bit this summer, amongst all the other activities, so I need to catchup! I’m going to start with some Christmas sewing…
I got a Captain America action figure to give Jonathan for Christmas. I wanted to make a t-shirt to go with it, but I didn’t want it to be a costume.
So, looking at the doll, the outfit features a star at the centre of his chest, and I used that as my inspiration.
I used the Startdust T-shirt by Halla Patterns – without almost all of the options!
Seriously, this pattern comes with so many options – sleeve lengths, hood, bands, hems, pockets (so many different pockets!!!) and of course, the most amazing colour-blocking. I used the basic bodice for this t-shirt, with a neckband, and hems rather than bands for the sleeves and body. I used the star shape that is included with the pattern, centred on the front, to create my Captain America-inspired look.
I positioned the centre of the star in line with the under-arm point where the sleeve joins the top of the side seam. I find that this seems to be the best position for most t-shirts. I appliquéd the star on with a short zig-zag stitch in a matching thread. Quite simple.
The main fabric is a camo print rayon-spandex from Sincerely Rylee, this actual print is not currently listed on their website, but there is a similar blue camo rayon.
The rayon is not the easiest fabric to work with, it is very stretchy, but I was still able to get nice coverstitched hems, with just a little patience.
And it also worked well for a self-fabric neckband.
This t-shirt has been in constant circulation since Christmas, it was an instant hit, and it is actually quite hard to get Jonathan to surrender it for washing!
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