Saturday, November 22, 2008

2 comfy shirts

This morning I woke up super early to.... get my hair cut! It's needed a cut for over 2 months, and I just hadn't remembered to schedule an appointment on the weekend during the week. Finally I called last night and was squeezed in. Aaaa... short hair again! I get it cut really short every winter, and it's nice to have it up off my neck again.

This afternoon I cut into that fantastic wool/rayon doubleknit from gorgeous fabrics and made 2 shirts. They'll be good for layering, and they went together really quickly because both patterns were repeats.

A simple gathered vneck cap sleeve tshirt, as modeled by Charlotte:


And another BWOF 11-2008-103, but this time with 3/4 sleeves, which I usually prefer to wear:

BWOF front

This jersey doesn't have a huge amount of give, so I cut the shirts just a bit wider so that I could get them on without ripping a seam. It was fun to play with the contrast options, since this has one gray side (the wool jersey) and one ivory side (the rayon jersey). The edges will curl if you tug at it, and the rayon jersey shreds a little where you've cut it, but the material was otherwise a dream to sew up. I used a stretch needle and twin needle, but probably any needle would be ok.


kbenco said...

Cool t shirts. I like your use of the contrasting sides.

MaryPat R said...

Those are really cute. I love the contrast empire line on the one.