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Figgy’s Celestial tee

It really doesn’t take long to fall behind with blog posts.  Last weekend away with the school mums, followed by frenetic school related activities, and then  a couple of days of gastro for both the eldest daughter and for me, and all of a sudden days and days have passed by without anything being blogged.  And I do have quite a few projects to show you – all as a result of my knit mania a couple of weeks back.  Honestly, a straight forward knit top really does only take an hour or so to make.  And actually, this Figgy’s Celestial tee that I made for Clare yesterday only took around half an hour to make!

Figgy's Celestial tee

The fabric was purchased from Darn Cheap Fabrics in the afternoon. (And I finally ran into Sarah while I was there – I knew that it would happen eventually!  Hello Sarah – so lovely to finally meet you in real life!) Clare has a “Fluoro Disco Party” to attend later in the week, and this fabric really did hit the mark.

fluro poly/spandex knit from Darn Cheap Fabrics

It’s very fluid poly/spandex, but worked quite well in this pattern.  I made the size 8/9 for Clare, which is the largest size that this pattern goes up to.

Figgy's Celestial tee

Sorry that the photos are a fraction blurry – light was fading rapidly when I snapped these photos. This tee is quite basic, but has some nice features. There are three pleats at the centre front, and a high-low hemline.

Figgy's Celestial tee

The sleeves are simply cut on, and there is a narrow neckband attached. I used the overlocker for most of the construction, with the machine to finish hems and top-stitch around the neckband with a simple zig-zag.

Figgy's Celestial tee

And of course, we made a matching headband! Clare is very happy with her new fluoro top and guess what – there is plenty of fabric left. Hmmm, am I too old to wear fluoro?

Figgy's Celestial tee


9 thoughts on “Figgy’s Celestial tee

  1. Turned out fabulous. She looks great in it! Was a delight to meet you both too – truly made my day! Glad you like my gold pants – of course you’ve got that linen too! Have you used it yet? Be careful ironing it, the gold disappears if you dont use an ironing clothing! 😦

  2. Fluoro….definitely yes although I would tone it down with black I think! Clare on the other hand can carry it off in all its fluoro glory! Great top, I can see why she likes it. Perhaps your other daughter would like fluoro leggings!

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