I've completed my January tee for the Make a Garment a Month Challenge! Well, one of them anyhow.
I started off with Vogue 8514, view C. That gathered back was really irresistible.
I had a very lightweight, soft grey knit, just perfect for this design. I cut it one night, and finished sewing it the next day. It was so simple to cut out and sew together that I felt a little bit like the Grinch making a Santy-Claus suit!
I did change a few things. I had to take 2 1/2 inches out of the length, as it looked more like a nightshirt when I was done -- I forgot to measure before cutting, and I'm quite short so always have to adjust length. I don't know what I was thinking! And because it was a loose fitting top I cut a 12, and thankfully it fit perfectly.
|Front view -- there is no pink tinge to this|
shirt, it is my camera once again acting up
|Back view - you can see the light weight of this|
fabric, it does tend to stick to my jeans a bit
The only problems I found were that the sleeve seam (along the middle of the arm as the sleeve is cut on) tends to twist, and I have to straighten it when first putting it on or after doing anything really active. Also, perhaps because of the weight of the extra fabric at the back, it does pull toward the back a little and has to be readjusted every now and again. But those aren't annoying enough to change my opinion that this is a nice shirt that I am really enjoying!
I wore it out for the first time today, when I went to a local community workshop on re-purposing clothes, organized by the energetic owner of my favourite local consignment shop, Covet Consign & Resale. We learned how to make slippers out of old sweaters -- we traced our feet on the body of the sweater to make the soles, and cut off the sleeves at an angle to make the upper foot and leg. I picked an old red-hooded sweatshirt and ended up with these:
|Two cozy feet|
|Side view -- see the original wrist ribbing at the top?|
|Please ignore my atrocious hand sewing on this ;)|
What fun to be able to re-purpose a sweater and be able to make slippers for the winter months. They look so cozy ;0) ... and your tshirt looks great! It is so much fun to sew ;DReplyDelete
Yes -- it's the fun part that keeps me going ;) Having 20 people all cutting up sweaters and drinking coffee and hand sewing was pretty entertaining too.Delete
Cute top! Fun slippers too.ReplyDelete
Thanks! They are quite fun, I think -- pretty easy to make, tooDelete
Top looks great I particularly link the back. Your post makes me realise that I should think more about what the back of a garment will look like. I tend to concentrate on the front and give little though to the back.ReplyDelete
Me too -- I even forget quite often to take a photo of the back of a finished garment. Not this one, though!Delete