Sunday, 17 August 2014
Pattern Magic Hoody T Shirt - 'dress to a tee'
The pattern magic books are pretty inspiring. I know when I first came across them I was got such a kick out of some of the quirky ideas and when I would show to some friends* the reaction was often simply - "but seriously, would you really wear that" (probably about crushed can top!) just goes to show, unbridled enthusiam is not always infectious.
This one was made from one long one euro jersey dress and the pattern was quick to draft, but I should have made the neckline slightly smaller but only by 1 cm all around. The tee shirt is very wearable and very comfortable. It was quick to make up (not having to finish seam edges helps). I like the way the tee is plain to front, and draped to rear. The tee shirt took up most of the fabric of the dress, and I cut bias strips from left overs to finish sleeve edges and neck.
I have also made a second one from a jersey skirt. I had to made this one a bit narrower at the base of tshirt as there was less fabric to play with, but it still worked fine.
*just to add, some of my lovely friends are not sewers so the reaction was probably to be expected!