Who knew I needed so many t-shirts all of a sudden? I confess I’ve never been much of a t-shirt wearer in the past, but these ones fit just so. I wear Sunny Stripes tons, and Here Comes Trouble occasionally for a bit of fun, and can you tell that this one is lived in too?!
And I’m feeling the love for nice comfortable cottons at the moment. This one is a textured lilac ‘gelati marle’ from Spotlight. They also had mint (snapped some up!) and some nice desert colours if that is your thing.
Warning: this stuff is off-grain! If you look carefully in the above photo you can see one side seam twisting towards the front. My usual strategy when cutting off grain knits is to let the cloth dictate – basically, cut according to the lengthwise grain and ignore the wonky crossgrain. However this knit has a textured slub along the crossgrain, which would look very obviously diagonal.
So I pulled and pressed, and pulled and pressed again, to try and straighten the grain. It helped a bit, but the fabric reverts back to default every time it is washed – then you need to repeat the process…
Apart from that, the fabric is lovely! Have you ever experienced off grain knits? What’s your favourite strategy for dealing with them?