Monday, June 11, 2012

Colored Yoke Tee {boys summer collection}

There is a winner of the Southern Fabric Giveaway!
Becky G! Look for an email later today!

 So there are still a few last items in the boys summer collection left. One is the colored yoke tee. This one came about because of a small hole Jude got in his shirt. I had some plaid fabric on hand that I liked and the colors went well with the other pieces in the collection, so I decided to add a yoke to the back of the shirt that would cover the hole. It was a fun addition and super easy to do.
 The shirt is a fun colorful way to mix patterns up. It also paired great with these shorts.
 So I started with this striped tee from Old Navy, It was fine except for the hole in the back, this would be great for tees with stains, or other marks.
 Then I grabbed some fabric, I used cotton but since the tee shirt stretches and the fabric doesn't I cut the fabric on the bias so it would stretch with the tee. I just cut it the shape I wanted leaving room for the edges to be tucked under.
 Then I pressed all the edges under.
 Then pin the yoke to the tee all around the edges. When I work with fabrics that stretch I pin pretty often so everything is in the right place. Then sew around the edge as close to the edge as you can.
 Including the front if you had your yoke overlap.

 The last thing I did was add a pocket that I saved from this shirt, and the top was done.
 That's all there is to it, and holes or stains can be gone making a shirt new again. Or just adding a fun element to a perfectly good shirt.
Either way it's a fun new addition to the summer wardrobe!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the chance to win... I love these fat quarters & already have a plan for them. Thanks too to Southern Fabrics.
    Also, I am so glad to have found your site and these recent posts... I have a huge extended family with lots of boys & girls.... I've got plenty of girly things to sew... boys, not so much! I'm off to try my hand with some of your designs. Thanks again, and happy stitching! Becky G.

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  2. I LOVE the way that yoke looks. Thanks for the fantastic idea!

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