A little while ago I was lucky enough to win one of Alessa's fabric stash giveaways. It was a piece of blue and white spotted jersey knit and a piece of stripey cotton. I decided right away that I would try to make a tee shirt from the blue spotty fabric. It has a lovely drapey quality that I liked.
The piece was not very big so I thought of sleeveless and initially wanted to try an Ottobre pattern but didn't have enough fabric. Then I remembered a charity shop find from a couple of months ago - Butterick 3070. Please take a moment to enjoy the full eighties splendour of the pattern illustration. S'great, isn't it?
I went for view A, it reminded me of current kimono sleeve tees I have seen patterns for. I cut a medium but think I will go for a small next time.
The more boxy shape is a departure for me and I like it with fitted trousers. I am not sure I would like it with anything else. I am still debating whether to run a piece of elastic round the hem to gather the fabric and play with the way it hangs. What do you think?
Spot the baby...
A back view to show you the full drapey quality
So this was my 1st May wear: Me made tee shirt and rtw jeans which I dyed from beige to indigo.
Thank you Alessa for your generosity. I am planning on a stash giveaway here soon to spread the good fortune.