Yesterday I made a list of patterns I wanted to tackle in the next few weeks and this shirt was on the list. It is from Ottobre 03/2011 and is #19. What I love about it is that it is a plain and simple T-shirt. We like classic and comfortable in our house.
I had 1 yard of 48" wide rib knit fabric. It is nice and soft with 25% stretch and considered medium weight. I traced and cut a 146 which is the highest this pattern goes. Miss K is a size 8 RTW. The pattern asked for 3/4 yard of 60 wide single jersey with 30% stretch. I had plenty of fabric for the shirt and some left over.
The tracing and cutting went fast as there are only 3 pieces. I opted not to add a design to the front of the shirt because my pattern was busy enough. Sewing was also fast and easy on the shirt. I didn't look at the directions because the sewing was pretty straight forward; Shoulders, binding, sleeves, sides, hems.
My wonderful husband went into the fabric store alone last night on his way home to pick me up another twin stretch needle (since I broke mine last week). Perfect timing on the needle because I used it on this shirt for the hems and for the shoulder/sleeve top-stitching.
Great pattern, quick sew, classic look and the pattern can be easily manipulated in the future for long sleeves, pockets, tank top, etc. The fit is a bit loose on Miss K but she loves that. The shirt is also a bit long - I like that because she can be wild without her belly showing. This pattern earns a spot in my top favorites.
Ah binding, why was I ever afraid of you? You get better each time.
I love double needle top-stitching (this is the shoulder and sleeve view)
Miss K likes that there is wiggle room
just enough stretch in it
I love this fabric. Reminds me of spring and April. Even with our never-ending snow! I picked it up just recently from The Fabric Fairy for $7.19 for the yard.
Now I'm actually off to bed because a nasty cold has settled in my lungs. Yuk. No pneumonia please!
~ Happy Sewing! ~ Kristin ~