July 27, 2011
Here's another shirt I whipped up recently. It's nothin' fancy but I really need more t-shirts in my wardrobe so this helps.
The pattern I used is Simplicity 2261, version C.
The fabric is a cotton blend jersey style knit that almost feels like a thin sweater knit.
I never got around to buying some lace for the shoulder design so I just made the shirt without it.
I like that the design nice and simple but the gathered sleeves make it a little more special.
The pattern calls for two front layers to make the neckline seamless, but ugh! Thinking about an extraneous layer of fabric when I'm outside in 100+ degree weather is terrible. Yeah, I cut that part out of the equation. Instead I made a binding for the whole neckline and stitched in the ditch.
Also, a new thing I bought - a twin needle. I love how it gives the look of a coverstitch machine on t-shirt hems.
I want to try the skirt part of this pattern for fall. For now I'm just glad I have more t-shirts and tank tops in my summer wardrobe.