I have a pile 30 projects deep of things I am making for the holiday season, holiday dresses, (including one for myself gasp) Presents, decor… the list goes on and on. Everything in a different state of completion. I have just been a little lazy or un-motivated to actually complete them all. So instead I made a top for Abbey. You see this little girl LOVES cats. I mean loves them. She had a kitty shirt awhile back that she out grew it was a sad day. (for her I was ok with it) Then my husband found her a new one. She loves it. If she could she would wear it everyday of her life. It does get dirty, so I decided I would make her a second kitty shirt. To say she was thrilled would be an understatement. It’s also about the closest thing she will have to a kitty. I think our neighbor has about 10 so she gets to see them we just don’t have to care for them.
I added some lace puffs to act as butterflies, and the shoulder detail was just an added touch.
So to start I made up a simple tee. If you need drafting help check here
Then sew front and back together at the shoulders. Add in the sleeves.
Then I added the puffs. made the same way I made the corsages here.
Then sew up the sides and sleeves.
Add the ribbing to the neckline. Need help with that? Check this post
Then it was done. A cute little kitten chasing after some butterflies.
That made one little girl squeal with excitement.
I kind of love the “puffy shoulders” since it makes the tee shirt different from any regular tee.
And anything that makes this little girl happy makes me happy.
Love it! My daughter is the same way with kitty's, but my husband is adamant that we won't own one. I think he'll give in someday, but for now, I should just make her a kitty shirt. 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration. I've never made my own shirt… just appliqued on plain ones I've purchased. I'll have to try. Your little puffs are such an adorable addition!
Quick question- is it possible to just use a long skinny rectangle of the knit that you used for the shirt as the ribbing? Obviously real ribbing is probably best, but I'm lazy and I've heard that Joann's doesn't carry much ribbing (which is the only fabric store near me).<br /><br />The shirt's adorable 🙂
@Stephanie, yes I almost always use the same knit that I am making the shirt out of as my ribbing. It works the same unless I am using a knit with very little stretch since ribbing has a lot of stretch to it. I follow the same guideline as if I am using ribbing making the strip for the ribbing long enough so that when stretched it fits over the head. I always have the same problem, laziness
When I saw the title of your post I thought the first thing I would see would be a picture of me at my computer looking at blogs instead of sewing. So you are sewing therefore you are not lazy! The shirt is cute and it is worth putting off all the other stuff to make your munchkin smile 🙂
adorable!! Thanks for the tutorial!! =)
Cool cat! thank you )
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