I decided to make this week t-shirt week on my blog. With Me Made May coming up these t-shirts will be getting a lot of wear! I feel like I should state right off the bat that I didn’t spend all weekend making t-shirts. Most of these (and quite a few of the things that I’ve been showing on the blog) have been made over the course of the last few months while we were stuck inside during a very harsh winter. I do generally try to make at least one thing a week but I am not making things with the frequency that I am blogging them.
I just started sewing with knits in the last 5 months and I am hooked. I wear knits constantly so it’s great to have some me made t-shirts to throw on with jeans. I had seen Megan Nielsen’s Briar tee around on various blogs and I really liked it. When I saw this version, I knew I wanted to make my own. I love Heather Ross’ Briar Rose jersey— I made an Out and About Dress in the violet colorway. I think the orange strawberries are super fun.
I made this in a large, but every time I put it on I felt like it was too big. Finally over the weekend I took it in (probably down to a size medium) and I am much happier with it. I seem to have a pattern of making clothes too big and realizing after they are complete that they need adjusting. Maybe one day I will figure out what size I am! I also raised the neckline about an inch and shortened the back by about 2 inches so the high-low hem isn’t as dramatic.
I had some leftover fabric and decided to make a raglan tee out of it, along with some green jersey from Joann Fabrics. I made the pattern by doing a rub-off of a Gap sweatshirt that fits me well. The sweatshirt is boxy through the mid-section so I used the Briar tee pattern as a guide to do some shaping in the waist. I am really happy with how this turned out.
Check back tomorrow for another t-shirt!