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Monday, January 25, 2010

A miss and a tee shirt.

I was going for something similar to this, but instead, I got this:

I really liked the orange jersey fabric when I bought it, but after pre-washing, it's not really soft (maybe lower-quality poly?), and then I botched up the sewing pretty well - I'm not sure why, but the armhole seams are pretty wobbly. On top of that, the fit is a bit big, and it just kind of feels like a choir robe. To top it off, I didn't think out the hemming in advance well enough, and where the collar thing folds back, you see the wrong side of the hem on the bottom. Ehh, it's going in the trash.

This is a simple t shirt I made from the remnants from this top. It's ok. Not my favorite thing I've made or anything, but it's a fine t shirt. I used the same raglan t shirt pattern as a starting point. I was going to make it 3/4 sleeves, but only had enough fabric for short.

I think it looks cute peeking out from under a sweater.


Pammie said...

Adorable T-Shirt- Wow! You did a great job on the neckline!

Sandra said...

I'm a fan of stripe tees too. This looks great and the neckline is a lovely feature with the raglan sleeves. What pattern did you use? For a simple tee its very stylish!

angie.a said...

Really cute little tee, too bad about the cardigan! I love orange and its one of those colors that just looks hideous on me of course! :D That cowl top is AWESOME.