22.12.14

Summery Tee

 I really loved the colours of the stripes in this fabric and I so much wanted it to be a dress.  Just a simple tank style dress.  The fabric is a hemp blend with very little recovery, and I didn't think it would hold its shape very well in a dress, so at the very last moment, I went with a t-shirt.  I think this was the right decision, because the fabric stretched out whilst I was binding it and didn't recover, and the whole thing has ended up a little stretched out, leaving me with a neckline that is a little lower and wider than I was intending.




I cut the pattern off a casual RTW t-shirt that I like.  It is difficult to see, but there are small gathers in the front shoulder.  The sleeves are a little floppy, but I don't know if this is a problem with the fabric or my rub-off method.  Sleeves are always the tricky bit.

I have another hemp knit, so I will get the chance to apply my learnings from this shirt to another garment.

3 comments:

  1. Don't be so harsh Kathryn. I always struggle to get the neckline to fit regardless of fabric! The neck looks great. The necklace fits the wide deep neckline beautifully.
    Have a lovely Christmas and New Year.

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  2. I love the fabric texture and colours and the t-shirt design looks perfect on you. I can't see any problem with the neckline!

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  3. Well despite the stretch recovery problem (or lack of) its not showing in your photos and the hemp fabric looks lovely. You are on a sewing roll and making some lovely new clothes.

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