Congrats to Deborah (number 14) who won the three sisterz giveaway!!!!

Can you cut a straight line? Can you sew a straight stitch? You can sew this…

If you have never used a pattern before this is a great one to start with. You only need 3 pattern pieces for this halter top. You will need this pattern….McCalls 5419 ( pattern sizes run small)

Scissors, iron, large flat surface, safety pin, sewing machine and matching thread, pins….and a little time :)

You first cut out the pattern pieces you need. They are numbered. Fold your fabric in half matching up the “machine” edges. (see how it is folded long-ways). You need to place your pattern pieces on the folded edge. (also, always wash fabric prior to sewing )

You take the back of the shirt, make a hem for the elastic to run through. Folding once and then again…

Once you have the channel sewn, grab your elastic and pin a safety pin. Thread through the channel

Sew both ends so that elastic is secure….

On the front, fold over the arm holes and iron…sew the hem…

On the top of the front of the shirt, iron a channel just like you did for the elastic in the back….sew…

With the other pattern piece cut out fabric for the tie. Iron flat and sew together…

tie should look like this… 

Sew the front and back together, right sides facing each other. Hem the bottom. Turn inside out! Reading a pattern for the first time just takes a little patience. But I think this is a great one to start with ! Enjoy!!

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. That's so cute, and I love the fabric you used!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

  2. LOVE! The subject halter had my attention but I think it's your choice of fabric that drew me in. I am so appreciative that you broke down how easy this pattern is. I sew a lot, but have yet to do a pattern.. been intimidated by them, until now :)

  3. ACK!!! LOVE THAT! : ) I will be making these for my girls; sooo cute!


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