for a good fitting basic tee shirt. I've made this pattern several times before back when I first started sewing again in 2006. I wasn't too sure of my sizing back then and the tops ended up way too large through the neck and shoulders. This time I cut a much smaller size through the neck/shoulder and bust area and was able to come up with just the right fit for a tee shirt. One of the reasons I like this simple pattern is that it has no bust dart. I detest making darts in knit fabrics because they just never press well - IMO. This pattern is dartless. I have also often wondered why some knit patterns have center back seams. I use to think that it was senseless. Little did I know that the center back seam lends itself to better fitting options - found this out during the Essential Tops Sew-A-Long several months go. Thus my motto: you live and learn, or so it should be.
I plan to wear my blue and white 3/4 length sleeved stripped t-shirt with a pair of traditional navy bell bottom pants that I made during my Pant's Marathon last month but never posted. Maybe I'll debut that outfit tomorrow so I'll make sure I get a photo.
My top's plain and simple, but just what I needed to go with my bells.
Shouldn't have taken me a day and a half to finish it, but the first take on the neck band yielded uneven top-stitching. I couldn't deal with that even on a simplistic tee shirt, so it had to be gingerly removed and re-done so I wouldn't over stretch the neckline. Ended up having to hand stitch it to the inside seam which was tedious and time consuming but oh well.
I used a twin needle for the hems after deciding on hemming with white rather than blue.
Well there you have it - my weekend's work. Did I make a big enough deal out of such a simple project??? But know me - that's just the way I am. Happy beginning of the week to all...