My First Knitted Baby Clothes – Sweater and jump suit

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These sweater and jump suit are the very first clothes I  have knitted. This was 20 years ago. When yarn began to attract me. You may feel that attraction yourself. You walk innocently on a sidewalk when you realise you just passed a yarn store. Your feet are directing you to the entrance even before you made a conscious decision to enter. Once inside, you see and touch the sweetest and softest yarn. And while going through the magazines you find the perfect pattern for that yarn!

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First ever knitting project - francenadeau.com

My First Ever Knitting Project

My first (and imperfect) quilt - francenadeau.com

My First (and Imperfect) Quilt

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My First Paper-Pieced Blocks

My first paper-piecing pattern

My First Paper-Piecing Pattern

Cardinal and Red Berries Quilt - francenadeau.com

My First Free-Motion Quilting

 

 

Making Adjustments and Adding Embroidery to a Third Shirt

Making Adjustments and Adding Embroidery to a Third Shirt - tutorial at francenadeau.comMaking Adjustments and Adding Embroidery to a Third Shirt - tutorial at francenadeau.com

This is a third–and last–post on making adjustments to the back of a loose shirt. Sometimes, making a pleat on the back is just what a shirt needs to be more fitting. And to enhance your silhouette.  I usually do this work with hand stitching and this is what I have done for this third shirt.

Making Adjustments and Adding Embroidery to a Third Shirt - tutorial at francenadeau.com

And I also added hand embroidery.

Making Adjustments and Adding Embroidery to a Third Shirt - tutorial at francenadeau.com

I used hand-quilting thread to make the embroidery (King Tut). And to stitch the pleat. Looking at the picture below, it may appears to have been a mistake. The thread is thicker than regular sewing thread. And shows. So much for an invisible seam… But it shows more in the picture than in real, as it was zoomed. In my defense, I will say that the color of the thread was just the perfect match to the off-white fabric. Really perfect.

Making Adjustments and Adding Embroidery to a Third Shirt - tutorial at francenadeau.com

I have added a tutorial for making adjustment to the back of a shirt on my web site, in pdf format. Thank you for visiting.

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The first two shirts:

Making Adjustments and Adding Embroidery to the Back of Shirt - tutorial at francenadeau.com

Making Adjustments and Adding Embroidery to the Back of a Shirt

Making Adjustments and Adding Embroidery to a Second Shirt - tutorial at francenadeau.com

Making Adjustments and Adding Embroidery to a Second Shirt

Knitted, Crocheted and Sewn Dresses

Knitted, Crocheted and Sewn Dresses - francenadeau.com

The first step is knitting the top and making a crochet border. The second step is to sew the skirt and the ribbons. This dress is for a 1-2 years-old girl.

Knitted, Crocheted and Sewn Dresses - francenadeau.com

An old t-shirt was used to make the skirt and the ribbons. Look at this raspberry color!

Knitted, Crocheted and Sewn Dresses - francenadeau.com

The crochet borders are made of scallops (three double crochets).

Knitted, Crocheted and Sewn Dresses - francenadeau.com

There are three different textures: the knitted white yarn, the little squares on the cotton and the crocheted scallops unifying them.

Knitted, Crocheted and Sewn Dresses - francenadeau.com

This dress is for a 4-5 years-old girl.

Knitted, Crocheted and Sewn Dresses - francenadeau.com

Again, an old t-shirt was used for the skirt and the ribbons. You can see it was a twin to the raspberry t-shirt.

Knitted, Crocheted and Sewn Dresses - francenadeau.com

When crocheting the borders with a sweet-green yarn (the same I used for the Sweet Summer Scarf), a hole appeared at the armpit. (If you want to discover any mistakes you may have made, take a picture!)

Knitted, Crocheted and Sewn Dresses - francenadeau.com

I like this mix of colors. And, again, the various textures.

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Knitted and Crocheted Dress Tops - francenadeau.com

Knitted and Crocheted Dress Tops

Pink Knitted Pouches

Pink Knitted Pouches

Romantic Heart - tutorial at francenadeau.com

Romantic Hearts

 

Making Adjustments and Adding Embroidery to a Second Shirt

Here is a second shirt unto which I have made some adjustments. Like the first shirt, it was too loose on the back. The picture of the back of the shirt was taken after I made the changes:

Making Adjustments and Adding Embroidery to a Second Shirt - tutorial at francenadeau.comMaking Adjustments and Adding Embroidery to a Second Shirt - tutorial at francenadeau.com

I have followed the same method. I put the shirt on and marked the small of my back with a pin. I removed the shirt, gathered two small pleats at the top and pinned. I gathered the fabric lower down (2″ on each side of the centre, where I marked the small of my back) and pinned. I ironed the fabric and sew by hand. The shirt being made of a very thing white cotton, the seam is not invisible. Much less than with the first shirt. But thin fabric does that.Making Adjustments and Adding Embroidery to a Second Shirt - tutorial at francenadeau.comI could not resist adding a lazy daisy at the top. And one more at the bottom. I used hand-quilting Güttermann thread. White on white for a subtle touch of elegance.Making Adjustments and Adding Embroidery to a Second Shirt - tutorial at francenadeau.comMaking Adjustments and Adding Embroidery to a Second Shirt - tutorial at francenadeau.com

I am well aware that you may not see clearly the details in the pictures. Everything is white. I have included below the pictures of the tutorial I have posted last week. Where the details are easier to see. Maybe you also have a shirt a little too loose on the back…

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Making adjustments and adding embroidery to the back of a shirt - tutorial at francenadeau.comMaking adjustments and adding embroidery to the back of a shirt - tutorial at francenadeau.comMaking adjustments and adding embroidery to the back of a shirt - tutorial at francenadeau.comMaking adjustments and adding embroidery to the back of a shirt - tutorial at francenadeau.com