more shirts

Okay, so I didn’t even bother to put on actual pants for this photo. It was one of those days. I was anxious to get some sewing in because I hadn’t been at my machines for a while. Needless to say, it turned out to be a Bad Sewing Day where things did not go very smoothly, and if I could have selected a third appendage it would have been a seam ripper.

But, let’s not focus on the negative. The plus is I did manage to finish two slightly mangled yet still wearable t-shirts. The one on the left is made of a rayon knit that I picked up at Bolt some time ago. It is drapey and hefty, so I was somewhat concerned it would pull at the seams, but it’s actually super comfortable. I know you can see the outline of my bra, but I don’t really care. I used the pattern from Tamanegi Kobo, which I discussed in this post. I used the size M instead of S, and I have to say that I prefer the M. It provides a bit more ease, which makes it more comfortable.

The other shirt is yet another running shirt. The fabric is from Rose City Textiles and is a buttery-soft wicking jersey. I tried to make a less fluttery sleeve, but to be honest, I haven’t even tried the shirt on yet, so I don’t know how successful I was. Aren’t I informative?

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5 Responses to more shirts

  1. Seanna Lea says:

    When you said you hadn’t put on actual pants, part of me worried for a little bit. Running pants are perfectly acceptable! It’s not like you are going to a fine restaurant in nothing but a thong and a smile!

  2. Sharon says:

    Are you using your knit top from Pattern 4? It looks like you are from the shape of it. If so, I’m glad you’re using your skills to change the neck line and make it work for you. Stick with the small. It’s a more flattering look.

    And now for something special. Check this out: http://www.portlandsewing.com/category/sharons-blog/

    I haven’t even told Margie yet! I haven’t even told her I’ve posted her photos on our community bulletin board at Portland Sewing. Tee-hee! S-:)

  3. T Shirts says:

    This was a good read, I will check back more often for updates.

  4. carolyn says:

    I am a HUGE FAN of the one on the left.
    And in medium.
    LOVE.

  5. margie says:

    Mariko,
    I lost your email address. Are you signed up for the knits and activewear sewing class at Portland Sewing. I am. I now have a serger and have done 3 T-shirts of my own.

    Margie

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