Orange Animal Tree T-Shirt

I saw this really cute Modern Babydoll Top by Shwin Designs, which I really liked. Plus, the pattern for it was free. So I thought I’d give it a try. The pattern was too big for my little Livie, and I was doing it out of jersey with some alterations anyway, so in the end it was more of a starting point for me, rather than really using the pattern.

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The fabric I used was Monaluna’s Meadow Vine Knit and Monaluna’s Meadow Vine Pinwheel Knit for the top hem and the shoulder patches.

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I left the shirt without ruffles on purpose, because I really liked the cute animals on the tree print of the fabric. If I had done the ruffles as in the original pattern, the print would get lost in them. One thing I definitely used from the pattern was the shoulder patches. I love the shoulder patches. I’m pretty sure I’ll use them again some time soon. They put a nice modern edge to it all. I also love the hi-low hem. :-)

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I did intend to put a band out of the Pinwheel fabric over the part where the top and bottom part are joined, but it didn’t work out well, so I just left it out in the end. I was really happy then, that the tree almost joins in those parts and you don’t really see the split too much.

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One thing I’m not very happy about with this fabric is, it got quite stretched out over time and also somewhat faded out. I would have expected it to last longer than a few months…

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