I made this T-shirt a year ago, shortly after Sasha released her free Basic InstincT pattern. But it sat on a coathanger in my workroom for all that time without being worn. And there it hung, for one year, annoying me every time I walked in the room!
Why so annoying? After all this was the most perfect fitting T-Shirt I have ever had. Sasha’s pattern is excellent – I recommend downloading it now if you haven’t already!
Although it is just a simple classic T-shirt, the details included in this pattern are the next level. There are specific instructions for stripe matching as well as binding the back neckline to add quality touches. And I got to play with the twin needle on my machine which is always fun:
Anyway, the problem with my T-shirt was that there was one more finishing touch to do before it was allowed to leave the workroom. Involving one final ingredient that was proving hard to find:
Luckily I chanced on freezer paper at Spotlight recently while shopping for something else! So last weekend I gathered the tools and finished up my Basic InstincT. All the sewing work had been done. The finishing touch involved just a little handiwork on the front:
I’m quite pleased with how this turned out. Cutting the stencil was the trickiest part as you have to be very neat, but I got there with a good helping of patience.
I may now be an official T-shirt addict. This intrigues me a little as I have always overlooked T-shirts as they tend to look unflattering on me. It just shows what a difference a well cut pattern makes. Thank you Sasha 🙂
The trousers I’m wearing here are my City Cargoes, made a few years back and still going strong! The sage green fabric for this T-shirt was purchased from Geoff’s Emporium along with a steel blue colour (pic below).
I guess I should explain what all those other fabrics are. I snapped them up at Spotlight too for a few more Basic InstincT’s. Hopefully these T-shirts won’t take so long!
Do you like T-shirts, or have you overlooked them like I have all these years?