By Libby Vasquez
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As a sewing obsessed mom, finding ways to make different outfits for my son is not always easy. There are only so many basic clothing patterns for a boy versus a girl. We partnered with Made for Little Gents and GYCT to see how we can take a staple item like the Primary Tee by GYCT and elevate it to new levels.
Although the Primary Tee comes with a dress option, we focused on the boys tee portion for this tour. I originally wanted to make a Rusty Rivets themed shirt in orange knit but couldn’t get it shipped fast enough and Joann’s has it labeled as a Halloween fabric and didn’t have it in stock. I racked my brain on what to do and latched on to my son’s obsession with The Incredibles recently. I had just enough of the last remnant of a red French Terry and black 4-way stretch knit from Knit Pop to make it happen.
I have made a print only Primary tee, here and love how easy this pattern is to make. Originally I was going to make a vinyl incredible logo but because of a trip I had, I didn’t have the time to get the vinyl or find the design. I opted instead to make a simple face mask to sew on to the shirt from the same black knit scraps. The shirt itself is super easy to make and the fabric is so soft. Cutting and assembling the pattern takes about 10-15 minutes and you have 5 pieces to cut out with additional pieces for pockets or appliques available. I decided to try out my rotary cutter and got a bit of practice in making the mask. For the mask I just drew one side of the mask on a folder piece of paper, this way it would not be crooked at all. I decided to cut out holes because without it, it looked a bit odd and held it down by placing basting stitches first. I may add the yellow Incredibles logo on the sleeves to add a bit of the yellow color later, but my son loved it as it was. It felt like a costume without being one and made this simple tee just a bit more interesting. Mixing up with colored sleeves and my self-made applique was fun and super simple. I will definitely be making that Rusty Rivets inspired one next month.
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Thanks for reading! Check out what other bloggers are doing and come up with ideas for changing up the tee by following along with the blog tour below:
Fri. June 29
Made for Little Gents (Intro to Tour)
Mon. July 2
Family of Makers
Tues. July 3
Made for Little Gents
Wed. July 4
Thurs. July 5
Made by Laura!
Fri. July 6
Mon. July 9
Kate Will Knit | Sew Cute Couture by Kathy
Tues. July 10
Tenille’s Thread | Mahlica Designs
Wed. July 11
Momma Newey’s Makes | Our Play Place
Thurs. July 12
My Sewing Roots | Elli and Nels
Fri. July 13
Dreams and Stitches | Stylin’ Stacy