I made a coupla t-shirts this week. T-shirts are a funny thing. I like sewing them, but sometimes, when I've finished, I kinda wondered why I bothered. My daughter even questioned why I wanted to photograph them for my blog, when they are such an ordinary item. On the other hand, when I go shopping for t-shirts, it takes me a long time to find ones that I like that don't cost more than un-ironed clothes should. What do you think - worth sewing or not?
I sewed the apricot one first, so it is pretty plain. Then the blue one. The blue fabric does not have as much stretch as the other fabrics, so it is a smidge small. In spite of this, it is my favourite. I added pleats to the maroon one (inspired by the Named Laurie striped tee). Rather than create a new pattern, I pleated the fabric before cutting out the front.
I started with the StyleArc Lisa t-shirt pattern, but then I altered the shoulder length, the armhole, the neckline and the sleeves, so it does not look a lot like the original. Each of the shirts has a different sleeve, as I was playing around with the fit.