See how flounces added to the hemline and sleeves transform this T-Shirt? It was a wonderful T for my sewing buddy at Christmas, but I knew I wanted to ‘take it up a notch’. She found this GREAT plaid printed knit fabric and bought a yard. I finally got it done for her for Mother’s Day! Here’s how I did it:
Flounces are the topic of one of the segments in my Knit DVD: Stretching Your Knit Sewing Know-How.
To show you how I teach both How-To’s, and inspire you with how to put the knowledge to USE, take 11 minutes to watch this clip from my DVD.
Quarter Flounce and Edge to Pin
3. Lap flounce UNDER the finished hemlines of the T at the sleeves and lowermost hem edges as shown.
I simply used a big long zigzag stitch to attach flounces to the sleeve and lower hemline, placing this stitching right between the cover hem parallel rows of stitching on the original hems. Baste first if you need to.
Fitting on my friend, we decided to draw the side seams up for a shaped hemline, making the legs look l-o-n-g-e-r. We did so with the tucks as shown below.