This is for Carolyn

made another t-shirt, originally uploaded by super eggplant.

My sole reader was bugging me about not blogging, so here you go, Carolyn! So, I don’t know about you, but I am always searching for the Perfect T-shirt Fit (TM). Unfortunately, I can be a bit finicky, and what is perfect one day may not be so perfect the next. Anyway, I decided I needed a comfy, not-super-fitted T-shirt, so I made a pattern based on a T-shirt I have that I really like. I used some leftover fabric (some cotton blend) and used the flatlock on my serger, and voila. The shoulders are actually a bit big, so I sized the pattern down a little bit for the next attempt.

I got a new sewing machine–an industrial machine by Sailrite–so my jeans experimentation should continue if I am not too lazy.

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20 Responses to This is for Carolyn

  1. stacey says:

    I just update my rss yesterday so now you can say you have 2 readers.

  2. emily says:

    Just chiming in to say that Emily makes 3 …

  3. Pamela says:

    I read you, too! I am Unraveling’s friend: we met at Sock Summit 1.

  4. carolyn says:


  5. carolyn says:

    YAY JEANS I can’t wait. And t-shirts are basically all I REALLY want to make these days. YOU’RE MY INSPIRATION

  6. carolyn says:

    is the red done via piping???

  7. Seanna Lea says:

    Heh, maybe your one reader can get together with my one reader and we would then have possibly two readers.

    I’m assuming that the red is the color you had in the serger during that section, but one of the other readers said piping. Now I’m curious (and still afraid of the serger).

  8. monica says:

    I’m glad Carolyn pestered you to update your blog! 🙂 Love the t-shirt. Cannot wait for jeans!!

  9. silvia says:

    Sorry, Carolyn is not your only fan 🙂

    Cute T and keep ’em coming…

  10. Becky says:

    Many people have been missing you. Where ya been?

  11. amy says:

    love the stripes and the red stitching!

  12. megan says:

    OMG my onc was wearing a blue button down with pink stitching like that!!! You guys are twinsies!

  13. freecia says:

    Clearly you are more popular than you think!

    I hit up the SF Uniqlo pop-up store this weekend and got a pair of the super stretch skinny jeans. Took advantage of the free hemming and got them done a bit long despite the sales lady saying they were “pre-shrunk”. The inseam shrank about 6-10 mm after cold wash and low dry, plus added some distress lines at the cuff.

  14. Suzanne says:

    I’ve been reading your blog for years…glad to see you posted!

  15. laurie says:

    I read your blog too! I haven’t commented because I really didn’t think you would want to hear from a woman my age 56, I enjoy your blog very much, I make many of my own clothes and so few people do these days , thats why I love your blog, it refreshing and I like the way you write, please know you have fans out here even if we don’t comment, I hav e been checking all summer for new posts!!

  16. Aebell says:

    Another fan. I am too lazy to set up rss feeds so I randomly check. Glad you updated!Cute t-shirt.

  17. LBM says:

    You are my favorite blogger. For real. I’m always glad to see you’ve posted something.

  18. Emily says:

    I’d love to hear (& see) more about your new machine. I’m in the market for a new one & need input. Can you quilt on it? Pros? Cons? Sources? Thx!

  19. Jennifer says:

    Another fan! I learned how to make pillowcases and tote bags from you, and I always enjoy your posting! I check in every so often, but now for some reason I can’t look at work, so not QUITE as often as I used to. OH ALSO, santa’s surprise cookies were amazing, grilled pizza, the momofuku milk bar cookies – the list is quite large! I intend on making those pink frosted cookies too sometime. Keep posting! 🙂

  20. Stephanie says:

    Enjoy your blog thoroughly! I started out sewing my own clothes 30+ years ago and over time migrated to mostly soft furnishings for the home and short run productions for other makers. Your blog has inspired me to get back into sewing for myself…..LOrd knows I could use a wardrobe update!

    I also have been thinking about a Sailrite machine…how do you like sewing with it so far?

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