Graphic Element “Poppy”

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Last week was Selfish Sewing Week and I actually managed to sew a couple of things that have been on my to-sew list for quite awhile and that would fit into my fall capsule wardrobe. I have had this “Poppy” cut out and ready to sew for a little while out of a ponte black knit (similar found here, here (affiliate link), and here) that is perfect for the quickly approaching cooler weather.



seriously poppy2I made this “Poppy” in a size X-Large so it would be a little bit on the looser side of things, but I probably good have gone with the Large since I have been losing quite of bit of weight. It was a really quick sew minus the part where my serger decided that the top knife was done. After a quick trip to the sewing store for a new blade I was back in business on this top! I also did the neckline with the unexposed binding and left the binding exposed on the sleeves. Sort of a mix’n’match of seam finishes.

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I love a good graphic tee, so I set about making my own. Using a Cricut Explore, I cut out the iron transfer. I choose the phrase “seriously” because right now that is totally my word of choice… the kids hear that one a lot!? After you cut out the transfer according to the manufacturer’s instructions, you remove the negative space, and proceed with ironing the transfer on to the shirt. I eyeballed the placement on this one, but did try to center it and get it straight. I followed the instructions for ironing as well. The process looks a little like this:

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This was a Halloween shirt that I made for S and I made a skull one for X. I bought the shirts and just ironed it on. The only difference that I did with the pressing was at the very end after removing the plastic, I placed the press cloth over the area and ironed it one more time. The kids loved their new shirts as well!

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Anyways, this shirt is sure to be one of those overly worn tops and the fact that it’s perfect for wearing under cardigans is even better. It’s a fantastic weekend project and another item crossed of my Fall Capsule Wardrobe sewing list. You can find the free downloadable “Poppy” pattern here.

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