To save you from the tedium of pictures of four T shirts against my garden fence, I present to you the results of a little 'photo-shoot' courtesy of my talented friend, Ines (aka Humble Habit). That gal sure knows how to take a decent picture.
We had a lot of fun scouting (see what I did there?) round her yard for shoot 'locations' and there was even a change of hairstyle and accessories half way through. But enough about that. Let's get onto the sewing details...
1. Grey Scout T shirt
This is the Scout Tee pattern,which I've made it twice before in a woven, this time in a fairly firm grey cotton jersey from the op shop. Jen has a good tutorial on how to go about making the pattern in a knit. I wanted a slouchy look so I cut the same size as the woven (4 in the shoulders and bust, tapering down to a 0 in the hips) and scooped the front and neckline out. Actually I think I overdid the scooping as this one shows my bra straps a bit but I guess could always wear a tank underneath or just channel my inner Flashdance.
I lengthened the sleeves by about 5cm so I can roll them up if the mood takes me and I did the neckband the same way I do most of my knit necklines: finish one shoulder seam, attach the neckband (1 1/2 inches wide folded in half in this case) then finish the other shoulder.
2. White Scout T shirt
Same as above but slightly longer sleeves and less scooped, more V neckline. The shape was a bit accidental as I forgot all the knowledge that my pattern drafting teacher imparted about having a neckline curve flat for 2cm at the bottom otherwise you end up with a V neckline.. but it works OK. I lengthened the arms even more this time for the turn ups - inspired by Grainlines Madewell Tee variation. Fabric was gifted and is a nice cotton knit.
3. Green Renfrew
Probably my least favourite out of the lot as it looks a bit wrinkly in the photos. Fabric is a ribbed cotton knit from the op-shop with limited amount of stretch. I do like the colour though. I made the size 4, tapering to 0 in the hips and left off the bands at the hem and arms, finishing with a twin needle.
4. Black Merino Renfrew
So there you go: 4 different T shirts, lots of different backyard locations. I'm ready for Me Made May! (pledge coming up)
Patterns: Sewaholic Renfrew and Grainline Scout, both used before = free
Fabrics: various op-shopped and gifted knits = $5 and 1m merino =#18
Thread from op-shopped stash
Total = $23