I was even motivated to rummage around in my PhD (project half done – clearly a much more awesome name than UFO, because having multiple UFOs just makes you sound like a conspiracy theorist, while having multiple PhDs just makes you sound…awesome) pile and fish out a striped T shirt that I’d originally dubbed the ‘Unimpressed T’, because that’s how I felt about it.
I was so unimpressed that I couldn’t even be bothered to blog about the original version here, though I did post it on the Sew Weekly (said post has now disappeared – very annoying). I didn’t like the original because the stripes seemed overwhelming, and the neckline a bit unresolved, though I’d loved the same cut in my Gay Red Shirt.
Even Fiss was unimpressed by the shirt as it was:
Still, with all this striped happiness happening, and with my Sewing with Knits class coming up, I felt bad having a knit PhD, so I pulled it out of the box it was in, cut 3 inches off the bottom, lowered the neckline, and hey presto:
Neckline resolved, stripes toned down just enough so they aren’t overwhelming, and I am now very happy with the shirt. It’s going to become another indispensible top – just as soon as it comes off display at Made on Marion
I can’t believe it took me that long to fix it. Re-doing it took less than an hour!
Just the facts, Ma’am:
Fabric: 90cm of mid-weight cotton jersey with added spandex, thrifted
Pattern: 3HoursPast’s Blank Canvas Tee, with some teeny-tiny alterations to the neck, and custom fitted at the sides.
And the insides? Not finished, because I wanted to show that you could leave this fabric un-overlocked.
Hours: 2 + 1 to fix
First worn?: Sun 17 March, just as a hang around in it top, and to a Wellington sewing bloggers meet up (my first).
Wear again?: Yes!
Make again?: Yep, I’ve just offered my sister one.
Total cost: $2