January 3, 2017

Tutorial Tuesday :: DIY Half Under-Tee from Merrick's Art

Stretch lace garments have become one of this seasons hottest trends, and we can not get enough of them. Lace dresses, blouses, skirts, we want them all! That in mind, you may not want to bare it all in sheer lace, and this DIY Half Under-Tee Tutorial from Merrick of Merrick's Art is the perfect solution for modest coverage under sheer tops. With only 3 simple steps, this may be one of our easiest Tutorial Tuesdays yet!

As it is to be worn underneath your top or dress, you needn't worry about armbands, neckbands, or even hemming. Knit fabrics do not fray, so leaving your edges raw will only make for a visually professional finish. Merrick does provide optional instructions on hemming edges if you choose to hem, but it is entirely up to you.

The half under tee is shortened to offer shoulder and chest coverage without the bulk from a full undershirt. You can customize the length of yours to be as long or short as needed.

Most medium weight stretch knits will work for your under tee. Shop Girl Charlee Solid Cotton Knits to find a wide range of different colors and materials. A good place to start is by sewing one in a nude color to make it relatively invisible under most garments. A few of my picks from the store:  

Some tops and dresses will look better when the under tee is a complimentary color (for example, if your dress is navy you might want to consider making one in navy). A few of my picks from the store:
We hope you enjoy this tutorial! We love to see what you sew up so please send 1-2 images of any project you make with Girl Charlee Fabrics to gcblog@girlcharlee.com and you might see your creation featured in our next Knit Picks!

Happy Sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team

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