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Changing Up The Tee With GYCT Patterns

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It seems the common theme for this month is this insane heat wave we are experiencing. Here where I live it’s been in the upper 90’s and sometimes even higher. Today was the first day in what seems like to forever that it seemed a bit cooler so I took my boy to the park to ride his balancing bike. We also stopped by the library to read some books. I find the cactus print and distressed knit fabric are perfect for this month’s theme, Changing Up the Tee.  Thanks to Made for Little Gents for putting this tour together and GYCT Designs for sponsoring this tour!

I received the Primary Tee(affiliate link) from GYCT Designs. My favorite part of this pattern is the pocket. In the past I’ve been intimidated by pockets because they seem so complicated but fear not, this pattern is simple and quick!

I decided to make two tee shirts. The first one I made didn’t turn out so well (my fault). I’m still trying to figure out my serger so one of the sleeves on the blue shirt didn’t go on well. I am bummed because I love the monster panel combined with the light denim knit (purchased from knitpop). Also, can you tell ther a a minor issue with the monster panel ? Stay tuned to the end of the blog to find out.

I decided to go ahead and finish the tee shirt instead of scrapping it because If I’m being honest, I’ll put it on my boy anyway! I practiced using my double needle on the neckband and when hemming and I really like the finish. The hem is not perfect because a few times my thread popped so I had to rethread and continue. I’m not sure why this happens but let me know down below if you’ve had similar issues.

Let’s talk a little bit about the pattern.

The pattern ranges from size 12 months to size 12. I can’t stress enough how simple this pattern is and of course the instructions are well written and the tutorial contains step by step photos. If you have a little lady in your life, you’ll be pleased to know that this pattern can also be made into a dress. My sister made one for her daughter and it is so cute! I almost forgot there is also a long sleeve option, but due to the heat, we are sticking with short sleeves this summer. I made a size 3T for my boy and it is the perfect fit.

I’m happy to inform you that the sleeves went on beautifully on my second tee shirt and maybe that’s because I used my sewing machine instead of my serger.

So you made it to the end of the post so there a few surprises. First, did you notice there is an R missing on the “monster” panel ? My sister got this for me at a discounted price due to the small defect and I’m totally ok with it. I showed it to my husband and he didn’t even notice the missing R!

Next, please note there is a sale going on at GYCT Designs from July 2-July 15. You can take $2 off the primary tee pattern using the code SEWBLUE. Lastly, don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!

As you can see there are many ways to change up a tee. I didn’t get too creative, but I think the fabric choice and color blocking adds a little touch.

Comment below letting me know what you’re doing this summer. As always, thanks for stopping by!

Kicking Off The Changing Up The Tee Blog Tour

Thanks for reading! Check out what other bloggers are doing and come up with ideas for changing up the tee by following along with the blog tour below:
Fri. June 29
Made for Little Gents (Intro to Tour)
Mon. July 2
Family of Makers
Tues. July 3
Made for Little Gents
Wed. July 4
Thurs. July 5
Made by Laura!
Fri. July 6
Auschick Sews
Mon. July 9
Kate Will Knit | Sew Cute Couture by Kathy
Tues. July 10
Tenille’s Thread | Mahlica Designs
Wed. July 11
Momma Newey’s Makes | Our Play Place
Thurs. July 12
My Sewing Roots | Elli and Nels
Fri. July 13
Dreams and Stitches | Stylin’ Stacy
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7 thoughts on “Changing Up The Tee With GYCT Patterns”

  1. “Monste”. We’ll pretend it’s French. 😉 I love it! Whenever I sew with my double needle I end up having to rethread between sewing the sleeves and hemming the bottom. The thread always gets twisted up in the needle if I don’t. Maybe someone has figured out the secret so this doesn’t happen, but that’s what I do! Until I can afford a coverstitch… 😀

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