SBCC Tonic T-Shirt for Sewing Indie Month (with Bonus New Skirt!)


As I mentioned last week, it's Sewing Indie Month! Hurrah! I was paired up with Betsy from Skinny Bitch Curvy Chick Patterns to do a tutorial on her site. From the excitement over the above photo on my Instagram feed, I think you all are going to like the post! Betsy has a super cute top called the Tonic T-Shirt and on the blog post I teach you all how to draft and sew a cute Peter Pan collar to it. Hop on over to her blog and check it out!


The Tonic went together super quickly and I was thrilled with the fit. I made up a straight size medium and it is my new favorite T-shirt. I plan to make many more, both with and without collars! And bonus, if you want the PDF version, it's a free download! So what are you waiting for?


In addition to the top, I also made the cute red linen skirt that I'm wearing. The fabric was a gift from the kind ladies at The Fabric Store here in Los Angeles. It's a beautiful linen with tremendous drape and works perfectly for this full and swingy skirt.


The pattern for the skirt is another quick and easy garment from Shaerie at Sew L.A. It's her next pattern called the Cute Pocket Skirt. Why? Well, just check out those cute pockets! It's a 6-panel gored skirt with a flat waistband in the front and an elastic waistband in the back. It's a wee bit full in the back, but nothing fits me right these days so I'm just rolling with it until my body stops moving around.


I absolutely love both pieces and see myself wearing them often! Great closet staples for a girl who has 99% dresses!