Perfect Fit Sew It Yourself T-Shirts


So Sew Easy - I sewed my own t-shirtsSo 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.

So Sew Easy - I sewed my own t-shirts

 

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.

So Sew Easy - I sewed my own t-shirts

 

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.

 

So Sew Easy - I sewed my own t-shirts

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.

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Cheryl

Very cool. I love wearing t-shirts. I know I would enjoy wearing them more if they were better fitted. I have looked at the sewing with knits course. It is always good to see how someone has benefited from a class–it’s the best advertising.
I was wondering if there are helps in the class on what to do to adjust an already made t-shirt.

Shirley

I signed up for the course as well. I have already been sewing with knits, but after watching the course videos, I am still learning things I didn’t know! It’s an awesome value with instruction and patterns included. I’m anxious to make up the t-shirt now after seeing yours. Nice job!

Jenn
Jenn

These shirts turned out beautifully, and they look great on you! Thanks for sharing this project!

Mary Beth @ Cupcakes and Crinoline

I have been wanting to take some of the Craftsy classes but haven’t, yet. Your posts have inspired me to give them a try.

Thanks so much for sharing such helpful info at Project Inspire{d}.

Hugs, Mary Beth

Lucy

Great job! They fit perfectly.

Jayne
Jayne

Those are the perfect tee shirts, with a beautiful fit.

Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama
Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama

Very impressive! Thanks for sharing your awesome talent at Artsy Corner.

domestic bliss squared

Really great! T shirts are some of the hardest basics to find in stores, I always find myself altering them! These are gorgeous, what a clever idea!

lisa
lisa

It’s so nice to have clothes that fit and flatter your body!

Christie
Christie

Wow, looks like a perfect fit, great job!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain
Steph @ Crafting in the Rain

Pretty! It’s so nice to have nice fitting t’s!

April @ Angel's Homestead
April @ Angel's Homestead

I’m impressed, you did a great job on your t-shirts. Thank you so much for sharing with Saturday Spotlight. Have a great week and come back soon!

Shawn Schumacher
Shawn Schumacher

Oh next time they have a sale I am in! Thanks for the recommendation.

Jeifner
Jeifner

Those are fabulous! It looks like the perfect t-shirt, what a great fit.

Cynthia Banessa

WoW! I need to take that course…you did an amazing job!

Lanaya
Lanaya

I think they are simple and flattering! Nice job!

Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. 🙂

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Becca
Becca

Lovely! It looks great and gorgeous to you.love it!

Leslie
Leslie

The tshirts look fantastic!

Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
Leslie

Pat
Pat

Hi! I just found your blog, came here via SSS–
These T-shirts are great! They are very flattering too. Kudos to your for getting on the band wagon to sew. I’m not much of a seamstress myself and am only recently taking an interest in sewing. So your site will be one I might enjoy coming back to from time to time.

Big cheeses for your hubby’s photography skills and all his effort. 😀
nice to meet you, going to have a look around!
Pat

Suzan
Suzan

I can’t sew a straight hem – so can’t tell you how impressed I am by this!!!
They look fantastic!
Hugs,
Suzan

bella

Hi Deby, first time at your blog. Found you from a linky party!

Very impressive. I’ve always wanted to sew my own clothes, and have never gotten the hang of it. Honestly I’ve never even tried, but it’s just one more thing I’d like to eventually do.
I have a long list of things I’d like to work on, and hopefully one day I can say I do this.
Good for you for learning. You are doing GREAT!!

Have a wonderful day 🙂

Hugs, Bella 🙂

Sherri
Sherri

I think you have convinced me to give this class a try. The fit of your results are wonderful. I can never have enough Tshirts to wear. I found you from the Six Sisters link party.

Kara

They came out awesome!

Kathleen
Kathleen

Where can I take this course? I live in v-neck tshirts. That’s all I wear. It would be nice to be able to make them in the colors I want. You have done a great job. I’ve tried knits before w/o much success.

Meliss
Meliss

Good job! I hate sewing with knits 🙁
But…it looks like you’ve got it down!

Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

Hi Darby. I’ve tried sewing knits before and it was a complete disaster. So I hardly even sew anymore since I like to wear knits so much. You’ve done a beautiful job.

I just found your blog and now I have to go follow you here and on pinterst. Hope you’ll stop by and visit sometime.

Hugs…

GourmetGetaways (@GourmetGetaway)
GourmetGetaways (@GourmetGetaway)

Looks good 🙂

Crystelle Boutique

You are so amazing…. another great shirt!

hugs x
Crystelle

Rita

Great job! These look amazing and I love that you can personalize the fit! Thanks for sharing.

Tamara
Tamara

So impressed. Planning to take the course based on your recommendation. I live in knits and fleece–stay at home mom in central IL! Thanks for sharing.

q.s
q.s

i’m interested in taking a course as well but what material is that you used to make your tshirt and where can i get it?