Monday, June 11, 2007

Sewing t-shirts

We've been bleeding money lately (new hot water heater, new tires and brakes, and too many other things), and I need some t's and have some fabric, so I'm making shirts. Burda 3197 is my basic pattern, but I'm looking for options so that they don't all look alike. I've searched for a page, and I'm sure it's out there, but I haven't found it, so this is a compilation of what I have found on methods to vary a t-shirt pattern:

This is a page on making a t-shirt:

A video on binding a neckline:

An article from Threads on sewing Ts:

A pattern for a twist top:

My first shirt has a double front, and I'm struggling with it! The fabric is pink silky rayon/cotton/lycra jersey. The directions I'm using for the lining are here:

I just bought a shirt with a peasant neckline. The fabric is a slightly stretchy jersey. The neckline is simply serged and hemmed, with some elastic inside theres a bound notch in the front (a little v) and a tie at the top of the notch. I might try to recreate it.

No comments: