So happy! My Sewing with Knits course is really paying off. Following the success of my first trial scoop neck t-shirt, I bought some simple cotton jersey in black and white and sewed another couple of simple scoop neck t-shirts. They are EXACTLY as I want them. I prefer my t-shirts quite fitted and don't want them too long so they finish at my widest part. And the neckline isn't too high, but isn't too low to be revealing either. Just right. And with the pattern and the tips from the course, the necklines are so easy and sit nice and flat.
These are now my everyday staples – comfy, cool, cotton, easy to wear, easy to wash, wear anywhere t-shirts. The pattern also includes a long sleeved option, or a v-neck too.
Everyone here in the Cayman Islands lives in shorts and t-shirt so now I have the option to sew my own t-shirts, I'll never have to scour the shops again looking for one that doesn't have Cayman Islands printed across the front! I can see me making a LOT of these over the coming year. I think they would be great in a print fabric too, something less cotton and more slinky would make a great dressy version too.
The pattern for these comes as part of the Sewing with Knits course, along with the Fleece Hoodie that I've already made. Still to come – the v-neck t-shirt, shorts, yoga pants, skirt and dress. All the patterns come included in the course price which makes it excellent value for money.
Once again, apologies for the photos – my husband is a very rushed and reluctant photographer, but in these windy conditions is still better than trying to balance a tripod and run into the right place using the timer. But it does mean you get to see things as they are – no fancy posing for me!
What I love about this course, as well as all the stuff I am learning, is that the focus is on every day clothes. I know when I go into the fabric shop I am always picking up the most beautiful fabrics, embroidered, velvets, satins, sequins and more. Or something suitable for a beautiful dress – but I just don't wear these clothes every day and I hate to spend a lot of money on fabric and then hours and hours of sewing to make something I might only wear once. I'm really enjoying spending my time making practical everyday clothes, similar to the Ready to Wear I might have bought instead.
Authored by: So Sew Easy