I'm sew excited to share this project with you! (See what I did there?)
A couple weeks back, Zulily had a sale on the Silhouette. (There is actually another sale going on for 2 more days!) I called the hubs, told him, and he gave me the green light to buy whatever model I wanted. Say what?! I got the smaller Silhouette Portrait for a fairly deep discount, added on some heat transfer vinyl, and I waited very impatiently for it to be delivered to my door.
Before it even got here, I knew what I wanted to do for my first project. I've always wanted a shirt that professes my love for sewing in some awesome way. I just never wanted to spend all that time hand cutting some freezer paper to make a stencil because I'm lazy and I need sewing projects with instant gratification. Obviously. Insert Silhouette.
|First thing's first, I'm the realest. Drop this and let the whole world feel it.|
My Silhouette came with a $25 gift card to the Design Store so I bought this sewing machine image for a whopping $.50 and designed this shirt in the Studio software. It was superbly simple. Then, I used the GreenStyle Centerfield Raglan pattern and cut out a panel for the front of the shirt. (I need to review this pattern soon, it's my absolute favorite fitting women's raglan). I weeded out all my heat transfer vinyl, ironed it to my shirt and then I promptly realized I had no more white on hand for the back of my shirt.
|Excuse the grainy cell phone pic. It was the only progress pic I took.|
It's a brushed cotton spandex knit that's super soft and super bright. I LOVE it! I also added a band to the bottom of my Raglan because I'm a rebel and I like to do things like that. (And because I'm taller than the average woman so I usually have to add 2 inches to all my tops anyway.)
Are you dying over this shirt yet? No? Maybe it's just me.
Do you also have a fancy Silhouette? Do you want to sew your own fancy shirt? Click here to download the Silhouette graphic that I designed and you can make one too! Happy sewing friends!