Friday, March 6, 2015

Carolina Tee by Shwin Designs

I have yet another new pattern to share with you all today. I love this one too. It's the Carolina Tee from Shwin Designs. (Coupon code below)

 I would have to say that tee shirts are probably my favorite thing to sew, and certainly among my favorite things to wear. So I love to see a tee shirt that is really special. This pattern gives you a shirt that is just as comfy and easy to sew as your favorite tee, but the curved seams make it extra flattering and unique. "Fancy without even trying," as the description on the website says. Sounds perfect.

The shirt features a curved side seam and a curved hem that hits low on the hips. It includes options for long and short sleeves. Comes in a wide range of sizes from XXS - XXXL.

One of my favorite things about this pattern is all the ways you can change it up just by using different fabrics. It works great with two coordinating fabrics for the front and back, which means it doesn't take a lot of either fabric. I think that solid fabric in front gives it a really great hourglass shape. I also love that you can use a printed fabric for part of the shirt and you don't even have to worry about matching it at the seams. Perfect for stripes! I am planning to sew another one of these in short sleeve this weekend with stripes for the back and solid for the sleeves and front. And there will be no unmatching stripes at the seams!

I also decided that this shirt would be a great design for a running or athletic shirt. The curved side seam makes it ideal for this. This way, there is no chafing at the sides as you move.

I made this one out of a nylon / spandex wicking fabric so it's perfect for running. I topstitched the seam down on this one for extra comfort, but you could also use my tutorial from this post to flatlock those seams.

Get your Shwin Designs Carolina Tee here. Also new today is the 909 Jacket. Today only (March 6, 2015), buy both of these patterns and get 50% off your entire order with code SPRINGTWO.

I would love to see your versions of this tee, too. If you make one, send me your link or add it to the comments below. Happy sewing.

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