Sunday, June 2, 2013

Chevron Pocket T-shirt Near Tragedy

 May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,
 May good luck pursue you each morning and night.
~Irish Blessing

Presenting....Bibi Sews very own version of the Glamour Magazine Do's and Don't shots!   TA DA!  

The lovely, lanky model in the DO shot is sporting a t shirt that fits, with the pocket placed in just the right 
The unfortunate looking, portly model in the DON'T shot wears a 3 sizes too small t shirt with a rather awkward looking pocket!  

I admit, I made this project more difficult that it needed to be.
1.  Next time I will embroider the fabric and then cut out the pocket;  even with 2 layers of stablilzer my stitching pulled the pocket inward, and many steam presses later it still retained a funny shape.
2.  I will check and recheck the placement before I stitch the pocket to the t-shirt.  I was able to remove the offending pocket by carefully cutting out the stitches, but it was VERY annoying.
3.  I will be more aware of the placement of the bottom line of chevron and the point of the pocket.

Nevertheless, it was a nice Saturday morning in my sewing room, with sweet Issa on my old Bernina 200 sewing away on her little doll quilt, while I struggled and muttered obscenities in the background.

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