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Happy Birthday, Sis! (a.k.a. Montlake Tee & Sweater Repair)

My sister’s birthday was a few days ago, so I wanted to share a quick couple of things I finished up for her…

First up, my latest take on the Montlake Tee!

Color Blocked Montlake Tee | Life by Ky Blog

I used the same fabrics from my last tester version, but added some color blocking because A) I thought it would look cool… and B) I didn’t have enough fabric for sleeves in the main color :/ But I couldn’t resist using up the rest of this fabric because I just love it so much! :D

I wanted to print a copy of the final version of the pattern anyway, so before I threw my old one out, I figured I would play around with some color blocking! I chopped a little off of the top of each pattern piece, then taped them together and created a new piece, and added seam allowances to all respective edges…

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Then I did this:

Color Blocked Montlake Tee | Life by Ky Blog

Ooops… :/

Tried that one again… :)

I used this pocket pattern, but cut on the inner edges to make it a little smaller, adding a little length at the top to fold over!

And I had just enough of my wonderful pink french terry scrap to cut the sleeves…

Color Blocked Montlake Tee | Life by Ky Blog

(I actually cut them too long and then hemmed a bunch – but better safe than sorry) :)

Color Blocked Montlake Tee | Life by Ky Blog

Color Blocked Montlake Tee | Life by Ky Blog

Next up, I repaired that sweater she gave me last winter to fix :/

Sweater Repair | Life by Ky Blog

Here’s the front and back before:

Sweater Repair | Life by Ky Blog Sweater Repair | Life by Ky Blog

And after:

Sweater Repair | Life by Ky Blog Sweater Repair | Life by Ky Blog

I’m pretty sure this took me longer than the t-shirt, actually! Veeeeery carefully picking up stitches until is was to a point where I could stitch up the hole. Too many colors! Too many threads! And yes, I definitely incorporated a few husky hairs into the finished product as well :)

Sweater Repair | Life by Ky Blog Sweater Repair | Life by Ky Blog

Yay! Not perfect but I’m pretty sure no one will ever notice.

Sweater Repair | Life by Ky Blog

Happy Birthday, Sissy!

(She’s the best… and my little nephew is a total ham)

She bought her first house a month or so ago and it’s a total construction zone right now. It’s going to look amazing through… check out the kitchen progress!

Until next time,

KySignatureLine

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