T shirt Designs...take a look at how you can make your own t shirts using sewing patterns and your imagination.
T-shirts can be quite expensive.
The specialty designer shirts that you may see in the boutiques, both on-line and in your local shops are pricey, but have you ever thought of sewing your own t shirt designs?
I am always looking for ways to make my wardrobe unique, with out paying the high cost of fashion. It's nice to treat your self sometimes but I have found ways to make your own designer t-shirts like you see in the retail stores.
I chose Butterick Pattern 3344, the pattern you see below. Unfortunately this pattern is no longer in print, but there are many other sewing patterns to choose from. Below is a list of pattern companies to look at.
For this top I use view E on the pattern. I liked the hood that my
inspiration photo was showing, so I added this feature. I used the hood
pattern piece form a Jalie pattern I already had. This goes to show you can be resourceful to accomplish what you need.
I also lengthened the t shirt, because the length did not appeal to me after I had tried it on. I added a 3" band, it went together very easily.
The next top I made was view A from the pattern. My inspiration for this top was a simple wrap top that I liked.Patty Women Sexy Convertible Long Sleeve Casual Wrap Blouse Top
I wanted to dress it up a little by adding the satin band at the bottom. This is a 3" band and went together easily. I also shortened the sleeves for a summer look.
The inspiration for the last t shirt design I made, was a Victoria Beckham image I found. I liked the business of the fabric, I didn't want to make a dress, I wanted a longer t shirt style to go over a pair of skinny jeans or slim fitted skirt.
I used view C of the Butterick pattern. I shortened the sleeves and extended the length about 7".
I hope this inspires you to find a photo and design a t shirt you like.
"Sew What's New" is a wonderful source for creativity and inspiration. I recently came across this how to video you may enjoy, I know I will try one of these t-shirts.
Have a look.
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