Thursday, September 01, 2016

Found: The Perfect T-Shirt!

What a great feeling to get a pattern like the classic t-shirt perfected!  Everything works-the fit, style and construction techniques.  Fabulous work Carla!!!



I’m trying to perfect making knit tops that rival the best of the better retail options.  I chose Roz’s Fractured Light Matte Jersey (Sold Out) because of the design and drape. 
McCalls 7323 


 I first made View C with some cheap knit I had in my stash.  I certainly can wear this version but I felt the bottom was a little to “round” looking.  Hubby said it looked too much like a maternity top!  That was a jolt that made me change the bottom.  I re-drew the bottom to be higher in the front and longer in the back similar to view A.  






To be certain of the front/back length, simply find the center point you want it to hit in the front and the back and then hand draw the shape.  My final pattern is perfect.  I used the retail neckline finish as I learned in the Craftsy class I mentioned in a previous post. Also, using the cover stitch machine for the sleeve and bottom hems really adds a professional finish!    

5 comments:

Audrey said...

Great looking T shirt! I love how the diagonal seam on the front "fractures" the print of the fabric and the high low hem.

Angela Peterson said...

Love it!!!

J and J said...

Love this! Looks great!

Cheryl Lemmons said...

Carla,
This look fantastic. Love the fabric. And the length is just right.

Samina Mirza said...

Love your top! I am about to start making my tunic length top with this fabric. Getting ready to pre-wash, but am scared of shrinkage. Maybe I won't pre-wash it.