Saturday, December 29, 2012

Fringe Festival T

This is a free pattern! Can you believe it? It is Hot Pattern's Fringe Festival Shirt and you can download it here. It is an easy-peasey knit shirt - I know my name is Stacie and I am a knits junky. I haven't sewn a knit in 1 day.  

Now I do have an ugly picture. It was taken in my sewing/my husband's storage room. Stop judging me!

Yes, it is a weird, dark shot, but I had to show it. This is after I hemmed it the first time. It reminded me of one of those men's Victorian era striped swim suits. Funny, yes, but not the look I was going for. I wound up cutting a straight hem as opposed to the cool curved one. I cut off about four inches on the long parts of the hem and like it much better now. Next time I make it I will shorten the shirt via the pattern.

I also skipped the front and back center seams. I was working with stripes and wanted the least chance of screwing them up. Also, the scarf part is raw edged. That is fine, but next time I may cut out two and sew them together to make it a bit thicker and hide the raw edges.

Matchy, matchy stripes! Oh yeah!

I had to show a back shot. There isn't much going on here. You can see the collar is just floppy, but I'm OK with it. 

This was an easy win, and a free pattern! Now where did my eyebrows go....


  1. Great top - I'm going to have to download now. Thanks for showing it. Have a good one.

  2. Thanks for the thumbs up on this freebie - off to download it now! Your version looks super with the 'matchy-matchy' stripes - well done...J

    1. Hey, Stacie...After just being to the site, make sure you post your finished top over there as well!

  3. Haha ... vanishing eyebrows. That cracked me UP!! Great new top. Comfy as a tee but oh so much more girlie.

  4. Love the top.. I am fixing to go and download it.. I am scared of knits.. but you have encouraged me to "TRY KNITS"..
    Love the stripe and the collar too..great shirt.

  5. Super cute! Looks comfy and love the stripes! Thanks for pointing out the download!!

  6. I downloaded this top right after your review and I made it last night. I didn't have as easy a time as you did putting it together, but I do like my new shirt. Thanks for sharing your version.

  7. I know you made this a long time ago, but thank you for your review and blog post! It helped me a lot when I made it in March. I linked to this post!