|A New T-Shirt|
|Dolman sleeve T-shirt.|
Okay, now about today's t-shirt - I used Kwik Sew 3766, which is fast becoming my standby t-shirt pattern. It's a lovely basic shape and works nicely.
I used size S as I do not like skin tight t-shirts. I turned up the hem a little more than suggested on the pattern (1.5 inches instead of 1 inch). The sleeves are a little shorter than the pattern pieces, as I had no more fabric to use - but they are quite long enough.
The fabric is an unknown knit from Spotlight. I'm pretty sure it has a high viscose content - both from the residue of a burn test, the feel, the softness and the fact that it wrinkles quite a lot.
There's not much to say about this t-shirt - I serged the seams, and just double stitched the hems - this fabric handled nicely on my basic machine and so I felt confident doing the hem on it. For the double stitched hemI used a very slight zig zag stitch (this will stretch with the garment) and did two rows of stitching. I can't use twin needles on this machine, so I have to rely on eye sight and good old operator skill to achieve a reasonably even space between the two rows.
Here are a selection of pictures - I'm getting used to the self timer - I set it on 3 shots in 10 secs and quickly pose, move and run around and hope for the best - this is what I came up with (and a few more that were blurred, but I'm not bothering with them).
The twist scarf I made to go with the dolman sleeve T-shirt can of course also be worn with this one:
I think my recent knit making adventures have now stopped. I don't think I am going to be a lover of making knit garments, but I do think it is an essential skill to have. And certainly I will want to make my own knit basics instead of buying them - especially as I can make garments in colours and shapes that suit me.
I do wish you all the best in your sewing journeys as well...