One of the best ways that I make time to sew for my own kiddos is pattern testing and/or reviewing. Miss R has needed some new shirts so I was really excited to help Cassie at Little Lizard King test her newest pattern. I was even more excited when she suggested I join in the blog tour to share one of my tiny changes in a tutorial.
This is the 4th shirt i’ve made since I started testing this pattern few weeks ago, we loved it that much!! And there are so many variations to mix and match (10 to be exact), you could make it a hundred times and it wouldn’t look the same. For this one she picked this sweet floral print from Riley Blake. I’ve had the large floral for awhile now but the tiny little coordinate just showed up in a scrap swap with some girls from Pattern Revolution. (that might be a little hint at an upcoming post over there 😉 )
She loves the little heart pocket, can you tell??
My personal preference on 3/4 sleeves is a wider band at the hem. I love the bolder look there and its a nice way to accent a different fabric. So i’m going to share a few steps to make that little adjustment.
You can really make this any width you want but for the size 6, the pattern calls for 1.75″ x 7.5″ for a normal arm band, I just adjusted that to 4.5″.
And now you’re all set to go back to the pattern and attach to the sleeve as directed.
Here’s there rest of the Perfect 10 tour – be sure to follow along, there’s more tips and tricks coming up!
The Perfect Ten Knit Top Blog Tour
Saturday, February 14th: The Cutest Babe on the Block with Harper Creek Boutique
Sunday, February 15th: Sweet and Stylish with Beri Bee Designs
Monday, February 16th: Oh Sew Chic with Daydream Believers
Tuesday, February 17th: Puppy Love with Stitched by Crystal
Wednesday, February 18th: A Knit Panel and Flutter Tutorial by Chasing Mermaids
Thursday, February 19th: A Colorblocking Tutorial by That’s Sew Kari