From left: 1 cotton pointe knit, 2. cotton with a good helping of lycra, 3. the white leftovers on the body with brown crinkle mesh for sleeves and contrasts.
If I was a perfectionist I could have done a sway back alteration when cutting, but it’s only a T-shirt!
The details: while they look the same there are subtle differences.
1. Added cuffs and no topstitching. 2. Topstitched with two threads, one white and one pale grey – it gives a sort of silver finish. 3. Fancy stitches and scraps of mesh used for neckband and sleeves.
A really good pattern for a good basic top that has multiple variations limited only by your imagination and creativity. Easy to sew, though there are a lot of pieces to cut out first. It is my ideal T-shirt – 3/4 length sleeves; fitted but not tight; long enough to tuck in and short enough to leave out; scooped neckline that is low but not slutty; and interesting pattern pieces for a top that is more than two rectangles with sleeves.
Wee bit of advice –
I went to be bra measured the other day as I’ve been wearing a 36A or B for years now and noticed in one set of photos this – wrinkles and lines across my back where the strap is.
Needless to say I was reckoning on having to move up a size to eliminate the creases – mentally prepared to buy a 38A I was shocked to be told I was actually 34D!
The result is quite a difference.
On the left – Wearing the new size bra – same top – no wrinkles!
Who’d have thought, a smaller size but the right size makes all the difference.
So treat yourself – get measured properly and buy new lingerie!
Which now leads onto the next issue – a drawer full of wrong sized bras. P’thrifty has been making bras (along with shirts, Chanel jackets and doing a million other things) and I was wondering could I. With the new machine that has a trillion stitches and pressure foot tension and adjustable thingys, I could maybe try at least one.
So the bra making kit has been ordered along with patterns from a super German site that Sigrid, via P’thrifty has listed.
Making bras! Whatever next? Matching knickers I suppose……….