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Laundry Day Tee Tuesday, December 27 2016

Creation: Laundry Day Tee

Fabrics Used: Courage Print Interlock

The Visionary: Denise, DIY Crush

Our Thoughts: Denise made a cute and cozy knit top with this beautiful Josi Severson print - we think it's marvelous!

 

When you sew clothing for your family, you want to be sure to use a good material so it can withstand many wears and washes. That brings me to my preference of fabric for comfy clothes. For t-shirts, leggings, pajamas etc. I love to use organic cotton fabric and Organic Cotton Plus is my preferred manufacturer. They not only grow and produce most of their material in the USA, they also do not use chemicals to treat or color their fabric.

 

 

I have been working with Organic Cotton Plus for a good while and can’t ever say just how much I love their fabric! Every time I get to use their material I am blown away by the quality. Today I am showcasing a t-shirt I made for myself with this amazing orange/white organic cotton knit fabric.

 

The pattern I used is one of my favorites from Love Notions, the Laundry Day Tee which I have used once before (see the post here). This time I made this shirt slightly different as the pattern instructed. The fit of this shirt is great to begin with and it has some substantial flare. I slimmed it down a bit, probably about 2″ from each side (lower area only, I kept the width of the chest area the same). I also added a cute cowl neckline instead of the regular band binding.

 

 

Fabric details:

  • Knit fabric title is “Courage”
  • Organic cotton grown and knit in India and printed in USA using water-based ink
  • it consists of 100% organic cotton fibers
  • the knit fabric type is interlock
  • the color orange is vibrant and looks amazing with the white
  • the fabric width is 60″ and the print covers the entire width! There is almost no selvage.

 

Just a note to using interlock knit fabric for this type of shirt: I love the quality of this organic knit fabric because it is very soft unlike some other interlock knits. That is why I love to use it for some of my shirts. It is also a nice and warm thickness, perfect for colder months.

Another perk for me is that I can easily sew the hems without stabilizing them first, as I normally do as shown in this post. All in all, this interlock knit fabric works for me for clothes all the time!

I hope you will sew with organic fabric soon!

 

 

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