Sunday, March 26, 2017

Tiger Shirt 1

Hi Friends!

I didn't get a lot of feedback, but the feedback I did get was pretty clear: Keep showing how I make things! Well, ok!

I was at Joann's a few weeks back, searching for fabric for a curtain (didn't find what I wanted), when I found this MARVELOUS tiger print!!! I thought I'd only get 1 shirt out of it, but turns out I will get 2, plus possibly some doll clothes for my teddy, and maybe some accessories???

Here's the first shirt!

Garment Data:
- Type: T-shirt
- Date made: March 2017
- Pattern: Copied from an existing shirt, from the Cherish brand: RN#11856, STYLE#D5520, CUT#3519GS, size L
- Fabric/Materials: Cotton or cotton blend jersey (to be honest, in this particular case the print was more important than the fabric content, and I forgot to check)
- Trim: None
- Time to finish: 2 days

Guys, sewing jersey is hard! Not something I've done a lot, so I definitely have pucker where I don't want it. However, over all, I'm very pleased with how it came out, and it is now one of my favorite shirts.

Using a comfy shirt as a pattern.

Since the pattern was pretty basic (no complicated piecing or darting), I literally just cut along the shape, but added a seam allowance. I cut out the sleeves separately, so I had 4 pieces: front, back, and 2 sleeves.

Done except for hemming the neckline. The sleeves are set simply into the armscyes.


And modelling it :) It's so comfy!

Most sincerely yours,
~ Sarah