The results were rather like the three bears:
first one was too big….
second one was too small……
but the third was just right…..
I used a navy and white striped jersey – pretty obvious really – and instead of colour blocking changed the direction of the stripes to show off those two pattern pieces.
You can just about see the centre back seam for the lower part of the T-shirt – the other other joining seam is around the bra-strap at back and mid-boob* at front. Elsewhere, the sleeves are sewn up with an inside arm seam, and a simple roll hem at neck edge, hem and wrist.
The best thing about using this design is that there really is not much matching up of stripes required – just that centre back seam – and using jersey, you just stretch it to match as you sew. I like that when the arms are down the stripes are going horizontal – the same direction on sleeves and body.
They say vertical stripes are slimming while horizontal stripes widen – here’s two direct comparisons – which is more slimming – up and down, or left to right?
Well another few tops to wear with the jeans stash and here worn with the most recent boyfriend jeans.
Thanks for reading. Ruth