V-neck T-shirt and A-line Skirt

What is it with the use of the alphabet to describe clothing shapes?  It was only when I was thinking of a title for this post that I realised what I had made.

A V-neck T-shirt and an A-line Skirt.  I just suddenly thought that was really funny!  Anyway, moving on…

You may have recently seen my scoop neck t-shirts.  Love these so much, great casual t-shirts for everyday where.  The next item in my Sewing With Knits course is the V-neck T-shirt.  The neckline is a little more tricky to sew because to make it look good, you have to line up the V part of the neckline with the V part of the body of the shirt.  But the instructions are excellent.  Having a video tutorial with the instructor talking you through it is so much easier than trying to figure it out from written instructions.  And she doesn’t get it right first time (on purpose?), so she shows us how to adjust and try again until it lines up nicely.

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The arms are also treated differently on this shirt, with a little band instead of a turned over hem. This little cuff can be added to the sleeves or the bottom and is an option on both  styles of t-shirts for a different finish.  I think it makes this t-shirt look a little more ‘formal’?

I also added a little extra embellishment of my own along the neck on one side – just some simple heart shapes of fabric, left raw, folded in half and stitched on sideways across the middle.  I like very much how this came out.

So Sew Easy - V-neck T-shirt and A-Line skirt

Awkward pose!

To go along with the shirt, I found this tiny remnant of the brown zig-zag fabric for just a couple of dollars and thought it went nicely with the brown for the shirt.  I made my own pattern by basically drawing round an existing skirt I already owned.  You can’t really go wrong with a basic A-line skirt.  I used a simple self-facing instead of a waistband.  I used my new zipper foot for the center back zip and ta-dah – done in no time at all.So Sew Easy - V-neck T-shirt and A-Line skirt

I made a GREAT job of lining up the pattern on the back seam of the skirt – or at least to start with.  After wearing a few times, the back has stretched out around my bum from sitting, and now that back seam looks all wrinkly where the fabric has stretched.  Shame.  Wish I had a photo from before – I was so happy with it.  It’s still wearable and for a couple of dollars for the skirt fabric and about $5 for the t-shirt fabric, I got a outfit I love for not much money or time!So Sew Easy - V-neck T-shirt and A-Line skirt

 

Next in the Sewing with Knits course is shorts – the pattern comes with the course.  I’ve got this glorious/hideous bubblegum pink stretch velour.  Can’t decide if I love it or hate it.  It came in a bag of free fabric from Fabric Mart.  I think I’m going to give the shorts a go in this fabric and see how I feel about them – both the shorts and the fabric.  Not sure they look the right style for me – time will tell.  And at least we can all laugh together if I look daft.

Authored by: Deby at So Sew Easy

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25 Responses to V-neck T-shirt and A-line Skirt

  1. ROBIN in TEXAS says:

    Deby, everything I’ve seen so far (I’m new here too) is so cute and so well done. I enjoyed your recent skirt tutorial and hope to get on that soon. I am also taking the Craftsy Sewing with Knits class, but have not printed out the patterns yet. I was wondering if you would be able to do a little tutorial on how you did the very cute embellishment on your V-Neck T. That’s what makes your T SO much cuter! I know you explained it, but I’m a little dense with written instruction. That’s why pictures are great. Thank you so much for all you give us.

    • Deby Coles says:

      Hi Robin, I’ll certainly add this to my to-do list. Can’t promise it will be soon, but I’ll get round to it as soon as I can. Thank you for following along and taking the time to comment. Deb

  2. Pamela says:

    Absolutely love this outfit. The T is super cute but I am in love with that skirt!

  3. What a pretty outfit. Thank you so much for sharing with Saturday Spotlight last week. I hope you come by today to share more of your awesome creations! Happy Easter :)

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    April

  4. Kathy Moody says:

    I love both pieces! The fabric on the skirt is awesome. Looking amazing! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent!! :)

  5. kaysiscrafts says:

    I love that shirt!! And the skirt is darling

  6. Looking fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing on Tutorial Thursdays. Look forward to seeing you again this week.
    x
    Natalie
    http://www.marigoldsloft.blogspot.com

  7. Linda says:

    Nice outfit! I’m new to the site. I enjoy sewing little outfits for my niece and daughter. Do you have a step by step to make that skirt and blouse or maybe a printable pattern? Would like to try it for them

    • Hi Linda. The t-shirt pattern came free with the Sewing with Knits course from Craftsy, along with a lot of other patterns for clothes made during the training. I cannot recommend this course highly enough – it has changed the way I sew from complete beginner to making really great clothes with knit fabrics. Obviously I can’t pass on the pattern for that because its not my own.
      The skirt I simply traced from a skirt I already owned, but again Craftsy has a great course on how to design your own a-line skirt pattern – which could fit you, your daughter or your niece.
      You might also find what you are looking for on my free patterns board on Pinterest – take a look at http://pinterest.com/debycoles
      Good luck with your sewing.

  8. Natalija says:

    Beautiful outfit. Love it.

  9. A. Woods says:

    That’s adorable and I love the color combo!

  10. Rosey says:

    I love that shirt!

  11. I am super impressed, especially with the t-shirt. I have done a little bit of sewing and working with the material for the shirt seems really difficult.

    Stopping by from Raising Imperfection, hope you have a chance to visit my blog.
    xoxo tiffani
    http://www.tiffanigoff.com

  12. Leslie says:

    I love the v neck tee. It really suits you. I won’t lie, I am excited to see these pink fuzzy shorts!

    Thanks for sharing your favorite post at Raising Imperfection! We feature our favorites on Friday, make sure to come back and check.
    Leslie

  13. Lanaya says:

    I love the shirt …. and I especially love the kitty photo bomb!
    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

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  14. Melissa says:

    Wow! All for $7? You did a beautiful job with all of it. I really like the embellishments on the shirt. Can’t wait to see what you make next!

  15. Maureen says:

    Don’t be so hard on yourself! I think it is gorgeous! :)

  16. Virginia says:

    Love your blog Deby. The t-shirt is lovely and I love your embellishment. You are such a clever, brilliant woman. Very Inspiring, I don’t really sew – Yet. You’ve inspired me to try.

  17. Phoebe Moon says:

    Lookin good! I love watching you pump out all these outfits/pieces. You inspire me to be more courageous with my (nonexistent) sewing skills! Newest follower here.

    • Hi Pheobe. I love to make ‘real’ clothes. Things I am actually going to wear all the time, casual clothes, everyday things. Smart dresses and beautiful jackets are all very well, but I spend much more time in simple clothes like t-shirts and shorts, or skirts and easy to wear knit dresses. So that’s what I like to sew. Hmm, that’s got me thinking. Shorts….sound complicated. Let me get back to you on those…

  18. Great job! What a heck of a $7 outfit!

  19. Mareenchen says:

    Very cute outfit and well done on lining up those zigzags!

  20. Tina says:

    Super cute!

  21. ChrissieD says:

    The outfit looks great, I like what you’ve done on the neckline of the tee and the zigzag pattern on the skirt. Great work :)

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