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Made by a Fabricista: Rio Ringer T Shirts


How have you all been doing? Has life felt normal during these always changing times or has your world been turned upside down? I feel like I vacillate between those two extremes. One minute at home I feel like we are doing life like we always do, but then the next minute I feel like I am living in a strange world. I hope you are doing well!


I ordered quite a bit of fabric from Fabric Mart (probably because I have had quite a bit of free time at home) and sewed a new pattern, which is always fun! This is the Rio Ringer T Shirt pattern from Kelli over at True Bias. I'm in this fun stage of sewing where I find a pattern that I like for myself, and 9 times out of ten, my fifteen year old wants me to sew one for her also!



It's also a fun stage where photos with her are a blast! Somehow we started flexing our muscles, which led to a little boxing match...no injuries occurred! Just a huge laughing fest!


For these Rio Ringer T Shirts, I found some lyocell tissue jersey on the Fabric Mart website (sorry it's sold out!), and paired them with some leftover rib knit fabric I had from these tank tops. For my shirt, I sized up to a size ten (my measurements put me in an 8, but I was worried about it being too tight). For my girl, I sewed a size 4 (that's where her measurements placed her). I absolutely love how all four of our new shirts turned out! Kelli sells this pattern for women and children, and they come with a dress version too!


I also ordered a little bit of canvas from Fabric Mart so I could sew another Poolside Tote. The last one I sewed, I ended up gifting to a friend, which left me itching to sew another one for me! I need to do a little seam unpicking...these photos drive me nuts. I forgot to clip the curved seams, so they are puckering and not lying flat. That's my fault, not the pattern's fault!


Here's a quick recap of my sewing projects:

T Shirts
Pattern: Rio Ringer T Shirt
Fabric: Lyocell Tissue Jersey and Rib Knit binding
Sizes: I sewed a size 10 for myself (that's sized up one size from my measurements for a looser fit) and size 4 for my daughter (exactly where her measurements put her)
Changes: none

Bag
Pattern: Poolside Tote
Fabric: Canvas from Fabric Mart

I hope you are all doing well and are finding time to do something you love!



Comments

  1. Oh my goodness, your daughter is the spitting image of you! And you look more like her older sister than her mother, what’s up with that? Lol. Love the photos and the tees!

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