T-shirts, T-shirts, Ra-Ra-Ra! #sewingfun #brotherinnovis #brothercanada #thesearethedays

Brother Canada provided me with a Brother Innov-is NQ3500D machine for trial purposes, but all opinions expressed are solely my own and do not necessarily represent or align with the views or opinions of Brother Canada.

I’m feeling a little jipped ~ how have I spent all these years not knowing that making shirts could be so easy and fun? Now that I know, it’s all I want to do. I’ve discovered a new love for knit fabric as is evidenced by the mounds that have taken over several areas of our house *oops*

pile of fabric girl charlee these are the days brother canada

And I still want more…

It all started with a post on Pinterest called *17 Absolutely Free Tshirt Sewing Patterns*  more specifically with the adorable Fun Summer Tee from iCandy Handmande. I was a bit leery at first because, quite frankly, my sewing skills are mediocre at best. But I forged ahead and was THRILLED with the results. Now if only I could have the same luck with my photography skills *eep*

I LOVED the floral/stripes combination shown on the iCandy Handmade post, I knew I had to start there. And oh my sweet goodness, I love the way it turned out. In fact, I have to force myself not to wear this particular shirt every.single.day. #truestory

fun summer tee coral floral these are the days brother canada

I wore this to work the next day and then just a couple of days later for a day spent with the in laws. In the hot summer weather, it was perfectly comfortable and airy.

coral floral icandy handmade fun summer tee these are the days brother canada

I couldn’t decide with my other floral whether to pair it with white or pink, so I did both. Ha!

navy floral fun summer tee these are the days brother canada

hot pink navy floral fun summer tee these are the days brother canada icandyhandmade

The pink one needs a bit of tweaking ~ I’m not loving the fit just yet, but I do love the combination. 🙂

The other day a couple of fabrics laying together caught my eye…coral stripe and lime green. I love colour ~ bright, happy colour ~ so I went for it. I feel a little like a watermelon, but the combination just makes me smile.

watermelon fun summer tee icandy handmade these are the days brother canada brother innovis

The Fun Summer Tee Pattern is so ridiculously easy to follow, I didn’t have to make any adjustments {except the pink one above}. Often times when sewing thin fabric like this, I have issues with it getting caught in the machine. But I was so happy to discover that wasn’t a problem with the Brother Innov-is. It seriously feeds the fabric through so nicely. My ultimate plan is to master the art of the double needle {the best option for knits}, I just haven’t taken the time to venture there yet. #chicken

I am having so much fun and as a result, my closet it about to be bursting at the seams…I mean, more than it already is, of course. 😉

{Go make one…or a dozen}

 

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