Amazingly I have managed to make 4 new items in the last couple of weeks. I am off to the UK tomorrow for a couple of weeks to visit my family and friends so I am going to try out the new blogger feature that enables you to publish posts in the future. If it doesn't work then there will be a bumper crop of posts when I get back.
First up is this t shirt pattern which includes 3 options all based on designer t shirts although they all have the same basic body shape.
I decided to make the pieced version first, from some very soft red jersey. I have lots of this so was happy to use it as a wearable muslin. Ideally you would use a coverstitch machine to make this, but if you don't have one, HP suggests using a serger with wrong sides of the fabric together to make the seam and them pressing to one side and stitching it down. I tried a few samples of this, but my very soft jersey just didn't want to sew up in a nice straight line so I chickened out and just did regular seams instead. I could have added topstitching instead, but chose not to. So basically I could have saved myself a ton of time and made up the non pieced t shirt, but never mind!
I really wasn't too sure about this pattern while I was making it and feared it would be very boxy and shapeless. However, the wide slashed neckline an drapy sleeves balance out the boxiness of the t shirt and although it's still a different style for me, I like it and will definitely try out the other versions. I may even try this version again with the proper seam treatment in some heavier jersey.
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This turned out lovely and not boxy at all - in fact, it's quite cute, I like the colour too.ReplyDelete
I love the neckline of this shirt! It looks fabulous on you and the color is stunning!ReplyDelete
I like this a lot! Of course it is my favorite color, but the style is something I'd probably skip over. You look perfect in it - not boxy at all!ReplyDelete
It may not be your style but it fits your VERY well.ReplyDelete
I love this top! It looks fantastic!ReplyDelete
Ooh, nice! I will have to take a look at this pattern. Love the red.ReplyDelete
The style lines still show up nicely. Pretty cute. Enjoy the break back home!ReplyDelete
I love this on you!ReplyDelete
YES! the drape of the neckline/shoulders is sooo flattering...ReplyDelete
Another cute top!ReplyDelete
Cute top! I love the neckline.ReplyDelete
It looks awesome one you! It's a very stylish top, well done!ReplyDelete
really cute! you look great.ReplyDelete