I made this lace-back Celestial Tee by Figgy's earlier this week during my Kids' Clothes Week / Perfect Pattern Parcel sewing frenzy, and I just adore it!! It looks fabulous on Harper, and it was super easy to create. I love that it gives lots of visual bang with minimal effort.
Both fabrics were purchased at Jo-Ann. The floral is a very stretch 4-way knit, and the stretchy lace came from the fancy fabrics aisle (that I rarely visit - this will change!).
This was the first Celestial Tee I made using the flat instructions included in the pattern - in other words, I usually sew my neck band on after the garment is completely constructed as opposed to after one shoulder is sewn. I like not having the serged edge go right to the edge of the neckline, but working flat ensures a nice, tightly-fitted neckband that doesn't droop or stretch out. I think I'll be doing it a lot more in the future and just making sure I clean up that edge by tacking it down nicely at the end.
Ready to make one for your little fashionista? It's super easy. All you have to do is fold the back pattern piece up at about 3-4 cm below the base of the armhole, and add a centimeter or so where you just folded for seam allowance, like so:
Then fold the piece in the opposite direction (on the same fold line), and add 1cm to the top, like so:
With right sides together, sew those two pieces together where you just added the seam allowance using a 1cm seam allowance. Proceed with the rest of the pattern as written!