Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Making Waves Shirt

4.07.2011

Making Waves Shirt

I wanted a new shirt. So I made one. I saw something like this on a friend and filed it away for using later. Here's my version (Great Cheese Heather) 
I took a plain shirt and sewed 1/4" tucks. Then I sewed the tucks opposite ways every 1 1/2" making "waves."
One sides the waves go from hem up over the shoulder and back down to the hem. The other side has shorter waves.
 Today I wore it with a scarf.
It has enough detail to wear it alone, but it's not overwhelming when I wear it with an accessory.
I'm really happy with it. I think it looks so cool. One tip I would say to sewing on top of a knit shirt is using a stretch needle so no holes are created in the fabric. I've tried sewing with a universal needle on knit and it ruined the shirt.
 This is the should that has smaller waves. See how they just seem to disappear?
Would you wear something like this?

2 comments:

  1. This shirt is awesome! I love the little detailed tucks that you made! Very cool!

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  2. This shirt if fantastic -very brave of you to model it! Really easy to see how to do it. Thanks for the idea. :)

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