Saturday, December 26, 2015

A Trio of T-ShirtsI

I have lived my entire life in the south, with the exception of there years in Minot, ND. I have never experienced such a warm Christmas as we have had this year. For the first time in my 50+ years, I wore shorts and a t-shirt. I decided to embrace the strange tropical weather and make a trio of t-shirts. 

I have been rediscovering Hot Patterns lately. The owner, Trudy is delightful. Watching her videos on You Tube forces you to purchase her patterns. Trudy models all of her designs and proves that no matter your shape or size, you can look fabulous. Her patterns range in size from 6 - 26. 

Back to the t-shirts. I rarely sew all the views of a pattern, but these were so much fun, I sewed all three during my week off, including a muslin. 

This was the first of the trio - simple, very comfortable, and looks great under a cardigan or jacket. I plan to go to Versona to find the perfect pendant to wear with it. 

The stripe is probably my favorite. It looks complicated, but was very simple to sew.  It probably took me 2 hours, including cutting out. Trudy cautions that when using a stripe, make sure to have the darker color along the edge to make the most of the design. You can see from the photo why this is important.

Finally is the ruffle version, with the ruffles and hem left raw. I cut it out this morning, sewed it up, and wore it to lunch.

Sizing tends to run a little large, so I went down a size.

It has been eight months since I blogged, but I will try to do better this year. Later this weekend, I'll blog about my other completed project his week, the Hot Paterns Metropolitan Chimaron Cardigan and Sure Fit Designs t-shirt dress.

Happy Holidays everyone!