21 August, 2015
Copying a T-Shirt
Pardon me, but I'm about to get all cocky.
Not only did I make this t-shirt (I'm still totally amazed that I am making clothes). But I did so without a pattern. All I did was take a favourite t-shirt and copy it.
Now let's bring down the cockiness a bit. It is only 2 pieces, a front and a back. And it is merely hemmed, not finished in any fancy way. But still. I'm totally impressed with myself.
To make the shirt I took the original, folded it in half vertically, and traced the outline on a sheet of freezer paper. Then I added seam allowance and 3/4'' for hemming. Wash fabric, fold in half, cut, sew. I did get my machine even threaded with a twin needle, then nearly broke my machine trying to use. Needless to say, the hemming isn't great, but it is neat.
The best part? I will actually wear this.