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Perfect Summer Tee Week: Chevron Flyaway Tee

I finally made a flyaway tee with a high-low hem made from chevron knit! If that isn't trendy, I don't know what is. And it might be on the tail-end of the trend, but who really knows? Let's just say I love this shirt, extreme trendiness and all. And I found a super easy cheater way of  making a flyaway tee!
To make this flyaway shirt, I took the easy way. I placed my pattern on the fold, and then slid the bottom part of the shirt away from the fold while keeping the neckline in the same place. This keeps all the flare in the front, but makes a pretty good flyaway look.
I did the same for the back, but I lengthened it too for a high-low hem.
This is one of the first high-low shirts I've made, and I can't tell you how much I love it. Why have I never made a shirt like this before!? It doesn't feel too long in the front, and it always covers my back while I running/chasing/playing with Henry.
Flyaway tees are the best for summer! I never realized how comfortable it is to have a breeze going through your shirt during a hot day keeping you cool.
 Don't mind me, it was a no make-up, no shoes, no wash hair up kind of day! Everyone deserves one every once in awhile right? (Actually, this is my everyday summer look. Boo ya! Anyone with me?)
Want to see how goofy I am? Google photos put some of my photos together, so you can see the evolution of my poses.


  1. Haha, that last picture... You're funny!

  2. Cute shirt. I have stayed away from the high low trend, but just might have to try it.
    And thanks for the tips on how to make a fly away shirt.

  3. This is adorable! I'm a sucker for chevron! Thanks for sharing. I’d love for you to check out our Pattern Party! I think it would be a great fit for you!

  4. Very nice, you look great! I'll have to try your trick. I'm coming over from Sew Much Ado - sherri(at)threadridinghood(dot)com

  5. This is so cute! I always seem to hop on the trend wagon at the tail end :) Oh well. Chevron is still very popular though, I was at Hobby Lobby today and it. was. everywhere. So you're good :)
    Heidi @ handmadefrenzy.blogspot.com

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  6. Great tips for doing the flyaway! Super cute tee--and I feel you on the no-shower day. That's every other day for me!

  7. You're super cute and so is your shirt :). Looks so comfy!

  8. Cute top! Looks so perfect for the summer months. Seems like a nice, super easy way to make a high-low hem flyaway shirt.

  9. You did a great job Heather! I love loose tees like this for the summer. I may have to give it a try (or at least add it to my list...)


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