Every once in a while one needs to add the bare bones basics to their wardrobe.
It was that time.
Several of the Gap shirts I’d had for a season or two were looking very pilled and worn. How sad. I did like the colors greatly!
I favor spring colors – lime green, aqua, corals, creams & brown. Those colors do not very often make the rotation into long sleeved t-shirts, however, they can often be found in spring collections in short sleeved versions. But I needed long sleeved t-shirts this time.
Ah, enter the beauty of sewing! There are many fabrics out there from which to choose! So I ordered a bunch of swatches from Mood in November, and then ordered multiple rayon-lycra knits in colors I actually wear.
Lime green, aqua, cream, white, and an orange that looks much to orange in this picture.
These were all from a self-drafted pattern.
You see, I took the Craftsy class Fast Track Fitting with Joi Mahon and made a woven sloper pattern. From that, I drafted a simple (dart-less) sloper for knits. I use it for everything; way more than I use the woven version.
I also took the class Sewing Fashion Knits with Linda Lee of Sewing Workshop fame. That is why the shirts look so professional. I like the quality finishes on the neckline and hems.
Anyway, I am kinda done with long sleeve tees for now.
As spring progresses, I’m sure I’ll adapt the sleeve to be short because I need short sleeved tees also. But that is in the future : )
Happy Creating everyone!