There comes a time when no more summer clothes are required (or needed due to lousy weather) and the wardrobe doors won't close, so to keep busy before starting autumn clothes I set my sights on replenishing my greying white T-shirts. I had this Vogue Katherine Tilton V8817 pattern and made the tunic many, many times. I ordered up some white T-shirt making fabric and went to work.
Note how the different fabrics give a slightly different fit and how it wrinkles over my swayback.
If I was a perfectionist I could have done a sway back alteration when cutting, but it's only a T-shirt!
The details: while they look the same there are subtle differences.
1. Added cuffs and no topstitching. 2. Topstitched with two threads, one white and one pale grey - it gives a sort of silver finish. 3. Fancy stitches and scraps of mesh used for neckband and sleeves.
A really good pattern for a good basic top that has multiple variations limited only by your imagination and creativity. Easy to sew, though there are a lot of pieces to cut out first. It is my ideal T-shirt - 3/4 length sleeves; fitted but not tight; long enough to tuck in and short enough to leave out; scooped neckline that is low but not slutty; and interesting pattern pieces for a top that is more than two rectangles with sleeves.
Wee bit of advice -
Needless to say I was reckoning on having to move up a size to eliminate the creases - mentally prepared to buy a 38A I was shocked to be told I was actually 34D!
The result is quite a difference.
On the left - Wearing the new size bra - same top - no wrinkles!
Who'd have thought, a smaller size but the right size makes all the difference.
So treat yourself - get measured properly and buy new lingerie!
Which now leads onto the next issue - a drawer full of wrong sized bras. P'thrifty has been making bras (along with shirts, Chanel jackets and doing a million other things) and I was wondering could I. With the new machine that has a trillion stitches and pressure foot tension and adjustable thingys, I could maybe try at least one.
So the bra making kit has been ordered along with patterns from a super German site that Sigrid, via P'thrifty has listed.