Sunday, June 24, 2018

Three T-Shirts

I'm currently sewing T-Shirt as if I didn't have any already. In the last week or so, I made three.
Number 1 is my true and trusted, home-made pattern I used on the flower shirt last time. Only change is that I made it with a V-neck this time around.
 Number 2 is a new pattern I've bought. It's called Laura and normally uses lace fabric for the arms (which was, I think, what initially attracted me to the pattern). To test the pattern and the fit, I used something jersey in blue (I know the picture looks more gray than blue, but the second pic shows the fabric color more true).
Overall I'm happy with the pattern and the fit. I would add a few cm in length the next time, but that's mostly because I like my shirts a little longer to begin with.
Finally, number 3, fresh of the neddles (so to speak). Back to the first pattern, but with an added pocket and cuffs made from quilting cotton. The color is more petrol than on the picture, though. Petrol is really a hard color to take pictures of.
I'm super happy with my new wardrobe, so far.

Sunday, June 10, 2018


Sorry for the long absence. In light of the new EU-DSGVO law, I've been thinking about stopping running this blog. I've seen that some blogs moved to invite only. Maybe I'll move in that direction.
It's not that I run any adds, or sell anything. I just don't know yet.
Anyway, despite the hot weather, I spent some time at the sewing machine, making some wearable stuff (the thought of working on the quilt is currently not an option - just the thought of all that fabric on my lap while I do the quilting ...)
First of, a second go on Marisol (by Lillesol Women). The first one I made in October was okay, but I wanted to have a second go. This one, I like a lot more (even if the fabric is a bit on the stiff side). I had no problems and the fit is great.
 The fold in the back is a nice detail and gives a little bit more room.
 Second is a t-shirt I made from some fabric a collegue of mine gifted to me. I added some white to the neckline and the arms, which, I think, is just perfect.
I took the pattern off a store-bought t-shirt I liked the fit off, but added about 4 cm at the hip. The advantage of sewing your own clothing.
I really like how it turned out - especially as it basically cost me practically nothing.