I have said many times before that orange is my signature color. I could not have been more excited about this challenge. Seriously. A whole challenge about the color of my dreams? The possibilities were literally endless.
And I chose to make a t-shirt.
I used one of the first patterns I EVER bought - New Look 6817. The version I used offered five knit shirt options, but I cannot find a picture of it online anywhere (jeez...when did I buy this?!). I had never used it, and I thought it was high time. I had just enough of this fabulous orange jersey in my stash to squeeze out a shirt. I used the Sew Weekly sleeve pattern for the sleeves.
I'm showing off my epic crutch arms. I am buff now. It's interesting.
A close up of the side gathers. There are gathers on each side seam, and it adds a little pizazz to the shirt. I dig it.
I used white thread. I don't know how I ended up with five spools of white, but some serious stash/thread busting needs to be done.
Just to make up for the lack of imagination with the first outfit, I made... another shirt. It doesn't have orange in it, but it is SUPER colorful.
I used Simplicity 2570 and used the Sew Weekly sleeve pattern since the shirt was originally designed as sleeveless. The fabric is the most wild and fabulous silk.
Please pardon the crease - I cannot find our iron. It's in a box in a room and I haven't the foggiest.
Flowers, geometric designs, and some crazy swirls that look vaguely familiar...
I did the Mena Trott test where I basted the side and saw if I could wiggle in without adding a zipper. I definitely could, which makes this one of the easiest projects I've tackled in a while. I spent the most time on the seam finishes, where I used my oh so favorite method listed here (by the amazing Sunni).
There's going to be a great amount of stash busting happening in the next several posts. I still have boxes of fabric in storage and the new and improved fabric closet is overflowing onto the floor. Must. Sew. Faster.
Friends, have you ever sewn t-shirts? Or do you prefer to buy them? Let me know in the comments - I'd love to know if you have a tried and true shirt pattern!
Have a great week, all!!