Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Cabarita Love

Psst, isn't all this green beautiful! We actually had rain this spring!!!
I think this is one of my favorite shirts ever. I love the colors, the stripes and the pattern only plays up those wonderful features.

Back or alternate front. I was worried about the V being too low in the front but it is not.

In case you don't know what you are looking at this is one of Cake Pattern's latest riff releases. These come with only the basic instructions and no pictures and are marketed more toward the confident seamster than a sewing beginner. The directions were very easy to follow and tracing your size gives you a good fit first try.
The only part I was surprised by was the collar. Never mind that it's been marketed as a tshirt with a collar, I thought it was a yoke piece or something. No. It is a collar.
See. Collar. Not attached to the shirt. Unless you wear it
backwards then it turns into a mini superhero cape!
I sewed it so the seam allowance sits on the right side of the shirt under the collar which is the incorrect thing to do because then you have little bits of serged/sewn seams sticking out at your front shoulders which isn't too professional looking. Next time, gasp, I'll follow the directions and leave the seam on the inside. If you've done understitching at all it really isn't difficult to sew it the way it is written.

Even with its' tiny flaws I love it so much and the hardest part is trying to decide which way to wear it. This is also a stashbust from November for me so I'm very pleased to have this lovely fabric off the floor and in my drawer. Except it's spent most of its time being worn or on the floor waiting to be worn the next morning so......
Happy Stripes to All and to all a good sewing experience.
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12 comments:

StephC said...

This looks really good on you, Em, I love the red and white stripes!

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks! I'm so pleased you like it.

Shelly said...

This looks really good on you. I love the stripey fabric you used and the cute collar. Is it pattern designed to use a striped fabric?

gjeometry.com said...

OOooh, lovely!! I also have the Cabarita pattern and am busy looking for fabric for it. I cannot find striped jersey fabric at my local shoppe, unfortunately (that isn't poly and weird feeling) so think I am going with a non-directional pattern. Nice to know it was pretty easy to sew up. It looks just great on you.

EmSewCrazy said...

Yes. It was designed with a cutting layout for stripes although you can use solid fabrics as well. I feel like its those little details that add up to such a big impact top.

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks. I love it and want to make some more soon. Hope you find some fabric that will work. That's so frustrating when you can't find what you want.

Carolyn said...

Gorgeous! Striped Tshirts are just beautiful in summer :)

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks! It's quickly on its way to a summer staple.

Diana said...

I really like this shirt. I too love stripes.This is an interesting pattern.

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks, Diana. I think it's a great twist on a basic tee.

mymodernvintage said...

Love your version. This pattern is next on my sewing table now that I have completed my birds. Hope to finish one in time for the 4th!

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks! I love it too. :) Hope your's turns out as wonderful. They really come together quickly.