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The First Make of 2014: A Humble T-Shirt

Happy 2014 to all of you! I hope you have had a good transition into the new years. May it turn out to be all that you hope for and more!

I have started the year with a bit of light sewing (no hangover here, we celebrated en famille which does not tend to get a very boisterous affair) and made a very simple, basic T-shirt.


I have self-censored this photo: while I am not hungover I have holiday hair that I don’t wish to share with the world ­čÖé (Note to self: Go and have your hair cut – NOW!!)

I simply used an RTW T-shirt and took the pattern off there. Here is the original:


And here is my version:

IMG_6493The neckline is a little wider than on the original because I had to cut off the neckband once because I misjudged the necessary length. Live and learn, ey?

IMG_6495I serged on the neckband (folded in half) and then used my coverstitch machine to finish it. It is not quite as elaborate than the original which has an extra seam band for the back neckline, but I think it will do for a little T-shirt like this.


So I am looking into 2014, hoping it will bring me lots of exciting opportunities both sewing and otherwise.

What are your first sewing plans for the new year?