I’m so excited to be part of the GYCT Designs pattern tour. Today I’m showing off the Tinley Tee and Love Me Knot Shorts. You can find out more information about both of these patterns by clicking the previous links. You can also buy the two patterns as a bundle: here. Both are available from infant to 12 yrs… and since sewing them both up for this pattern tour I can say that these are two great patterns! I plan to make many more!
So cute right? I had trouble keeping my little model from keeping her shirt down, but it got better when we gave her something to hold.
I used fabric for the shirt that was left over from my Sew Many Books post. I love this knit from Riley Blake Designs. The cars on the shirt are appliqued on. They are the same fabric as the bias tape used in the shorts. I wanted to tie the outfit together.
The pockets on the front of the shorts are SOOO sweet.
The back is pretty sweet too. I love the way the shorts are a bit bubbled…
And the tie on the sides is SO cute too. I made the 18 mth size so these would hopefully fit next summer. The weather will be cooling off soon, but I want to get a lot of wear of this outfit because I it’s adorable.
I thought I would include a simple bias tape tutorial so you make your own coordinating outfits anytime you want.
So… like the name suggests, you need to cut 2 and 1/4″ stripes of fabric…. on the bias. If I am short on fabric, I sometimes cut straight… but on the angle is preferable!
Sew your strips together to get the length you will need of the bias tape. I will be showing the steps on shorts pieces, but this should a long strip of fabric.
1. fold the strip in half, iron
2/3. open it back up and iron each side in to the center
4. Fold in half again, now it’s folded twice. Iron… and go! See my sweet roll? I love it.
And one final shot with me and my little model… I have the best friends… I get to make clothes for their girls and take photos of them.