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Cynthia Browneller

Using the MyFit Sleeper to make Costumes

  One of the best things about a sleeper or romper pattern is that it is infinitely customizable. You can add ears, tail, belly “spots”, applique, “ruffs”, spines, foot covers, and more! Last year, my kids all wanted to be Pokemon, so I ended up customizing the MyFit Sleeper pattern for each child.   Of course, you can do more than what is included here, these are just some of the options available for adding to a sleeper to make a bodysuit costume for a child (or adult)!   The Pokemon I made for the kiddos were Pichu, Pikachu, Raichu, Eevee, and...

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Cynthia Browneller

How to make a V neck for your MyFit Tee

The MyFit Tee comes with multiple neckline options, but what if you wanted a V neck instead? This hack is going to be demonstrated using the MyFit Tee, but will work for most T shirt patterns.   It all started with this picture.  I realized I make almost every tee I make into a V-Neck, and I’ve got the process that works for me pretty figured out! It may take a bit of practice but I promise you can make beautiful V-Necks with only a TINY amount of math. We’re going to start by cutting out our shirt. I start...

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Cynthia Browneller

Wrap Dress Construction

Time for construction of the Wrap dress. I made this whole dress using 3 different Apostrophe Patterns, the MyFit Tee, the Circle Skirt calculator, and the Gathered Skirt calculator.   I love that the benefit of having a really well fitting Tee is that the door to modifications and hacks is wide open. The MyFit tee becomes a base for a world of ideas. I modified the front into a full wrap as seen here and modified the sleeves to be Bishop sleeves here.    I used two different fabrics for this wrap dress, in the image below is a...

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Cynthia Browneller

Hacking Bishop Sleeves onto the MyFit Tee

My vision for the perfect wrap dress needed a fancier sleeve, so I decided to dress up the sleeves. I used my sleeve and cuff pieces from the MyFit tee, then used the slash and spread method to create a beautiful bishop sleeve.  You can find the first post where the MyFit Tee gets hacked into a crossover top here.   Bishop sleeves are full sleeves that are gathered at the wrist, and typically have some pooling just above the gathers. They are a great way to dress up a pattern and add just a little something extra.We will be adding...

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