The pattern drafting paid off for me big time. I only needed to make a few alterations to get a basic sleeveless t-shirt pattern. I will now use this pattern to make a few t-shirts from the double brushed poly I bought. With a few alterations, I will make a more fancy t-shirt by including some ruching, and will also use it as the basis for the bodice of a few knit dresses.
I cut generous seams for the shoulders and side seams. I did an inch so I had some wiggle room if the shoulder/sleeve slope wasn't right or large enough. I only cut about a half an inch on the armhole and neckline.
Having only side seams and shoulder seams, it went together really quickly and didn't take long before I could check the fit. I needed to adjust the shoulder/sleeve area, but otherwise I had no problems except deciding to take advantage of the larger seem allowance and loosening up the fit.
Really happy! I did several happy dances over how well everything went. This was during the fitting stage and finalizing everything before continuing with the sewing process.
I do want to mention that the fabric is really a grey/blue rather than strictly as these photos would indicate.
The pattern I have with some adjustments will also work for my sister. She wants a dark red one...... But first pandas! (Shhhh.... it's a secret.) And hey, I managed to post twice in one week!
When was the last time you had a project go according to plan?
Sarah loves to sew, learn more about sewing, and create items with a vintage flair. Her arch enemy is clipping curves, and she has a tolerable relationship with the seam ripper.
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