If you guessed “The Shirt” in my guessing game post, you guessed right. That little Raglan T-shirt for Jesse was the first shirt I made. I figured I’d start with something for him – less fabric and time commited if it didn’t work – but it did! And it went fast – I made his shirt in the morning, and one for myself in the afternoon. This here is my second shirt for myself – made from an old sheet, and proudly worn in public last night for the first time. 🙂
It reminds me of the North Shore Tee from DownEast, only I didn’t pay $16.99 for it – it was free – made from a thrifted sheet.
I am so excited that I can at last sew shirts for myself – nice, detailed, comfy, custom-fit t-shirts – and for less than you could get them at the thrift store (IF you could find what you want at the thrift store!) I got a full set of navy blue jersey sheets last week for $4 – I’ll be able to make 10 shirts out of them – or, how about a maxi dress? (they’re all the rage this year – tho’ I think the name is awful!)
If you have always wanted to maximize your serger, or even if you don’t have a serger but desire to explore the world of knit fabrics, Sew U Home Stretch is the book for you. It comes with patterns in an envelope at the back of the book, but t-shirts are really so simple, I just copied a favorite from my wardrobe to make the one above.