Is there anything better than running up a quick T-shirt that feels good on? Yesterday, while rummaging for materials to make a pieced version of M7093 here (see previous post) I found this lovely knit that I had totally forgotten about. Stash score!
I carefully cut it out saving enough materials for side panels to use in a future colour block version of the McCalls.
This T-shirt is my own hybrid pattern for a loose T, using The body of the Anne T by Style Arc here (modified) and the shoulder and sleeve from New Look 6735 here (again, modified) and the hems of McCall 7093, modified. I drew my own neckline.
Basically the idea is to take the shoulder, armscye and sleeve head of a T-shirt you know sits well - my favourite for this is New Look 6735 - as the foundation. Then use elements of whatever other patterns takes your fancy.
By the way please excuse the serious expression in the photos.
I live in a unit complex of several buildings and a fair bit of common ground and sometimes I feel like taking photos outside with some greenery... I'll choose a quiet time of day. I'll put the newly finished garment and some make up on, go downstairs with the camera and tripod and set up in a quiet corner. But before you know it I am being stared at like an animal at the zoo, even from a back balcony! I find it quite unnerving. I mean it's not like I'm doing cartwheels or playing the tuba or anything. Do people have nothing better to do? Honestly.
I'm quite impressed with myself that I matched all the stripes. Does the slight front curve look strange with the stripes? I might straighten it out a bit while keeping the back dip..
There'll be smiles (and feet) in my next post. Promise!