Isn’t it funny how sometimes several people seem to do or think the same things at the same time, unbeknown to each other? Case in point: I came down from my sewing room the other day, having cut a few basic Ts (sometimes you just have to do the basic stuff, don’t you) only to find posts in my reader from Teresa and Emma-Jayne bout how “you sometimes just have to do the basic stuff”. Great minds think alike, ey?
I didn’t use a commercial pattern for this, just a quick and dirty copy of a standard GAP scoop neck tee, when all’s said and done still my favourite T-shirt pattern, next to my standard cowl neck top.
I could not get Helena’s fabulous royal/coral/white collection out of my mind (honestly, I want every single item in her collection!), so I raided my stash for some royal blue jersey that is very, very fine indeed, too fine for all the other projects I had considered it for. I’ve already worn this top three times in two weeks, so it was certainly worth cutting into it.
The next picture will amuse you:
What do you think about the result of me thinking: “oo, diamond shapes, must make sure they don’t end up right at the bust apex”? Of course, they ended up right at the bust apex…
Trying to camouflage them with either navy blue or make-your-eyes-go-crazy self fabric breast pockets.
Not perfect but workable and a nice way to finally get rid of the scraps of this dress.
Any finally a littel stripey number, following a Burda batwing pattern – can’t remember which one, lazy book-keeping on my side. But every other issue has one, so it would be easy to find one.
The bat part isn’t all that big. I really love batwing shirts to look at, but wearing them is another matter. Somehow I always feel swamped and never cool and flowy…
However, would you please like to take note of that stripe matching! Thank you 😉
There is another green T somewhere that I never managed to get photos of, but it’s just as basic as the other tops so you’ll be able to picture it.
So, no breathtaking sewing after the excitement of jumping into June. But in the end of the day, these are the garments that I wear most often, so certainly useful sewing.
And what can I tell you: #jumpingintojune seems to have done something to my mind: I bought a new jumpsuit pattern today… Oh well…