Sunday, June 10, 2007

T-Shirt Love

I love tees. Ok, who doesn't. But it's really hard to find a cute tee that fits the erm, girls, and is long enough, but not tunic "I wear leggings" long. You mini-me's will just have to trust me on this one.

If I added up all the hours I've spent tracing, cutting, sewing, tossing different t-shirt patterns in search of "THE TEE", I'll bet I could have watched my entire collection of BSG dvd's. Or flown to Tokyo and back. Or ran off to Vegas to play the slots, got married by Elvis then hopped a charter helicopter to Reno for a quickie divorce. And still had time for a mocha frappucino grande at Starbucks. Twice.

And in the end, still no tee.

Until NOW. Da da da dummmmm.... I present to you my perfect tee:


The pattern is the puff sleeve tee pattern from the Ottobre Woman 2007 issue.


I made no alterations to the pattern. Zip. Nada. None!! Not even an FBA, which I have to add to all patterns that are normally drafted for a B cup. This tee is drafted for a C though, and by george those pattern drafters at Ottobre know their stuff. It worked perfect. I did omit the puffy sleeves and substitute the other short sleeve pattern provided in this magazine.

Here's a close up of the sweet neckline gathering and the pretty binding:


I'm more filled out than Edith the dressform, so my tee is more "rounded" than this when actually worn. :o) That picture is over at PR, where I'll do a review shortly.

I'm off to cut out another now. And finish up my tan linen drawstring shorts for the "One Pattern Multiple Ways" contest.

Laters!

7 comments:

  1. Great T!! Isn't it wonderful when all the pieces fall into place? You must have done something nice recently to deserve such wonderful sewing karma!

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  2. It looks beautiful! I love the fabric too.

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  3. Married by Elvis ... ROFLOL!!! You crack me UP!! Love the tee as much as your sensahumah.

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  4. LOVE the t-shirt. Glad you found a great pattern. I have never bought that magazine before but I will look out for it now!

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  5. Love the t-shirt. Love the fabric. Really love the hours spent story.

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  6. Anonymous10:35 PM

    Love that T. It was worth all your research and "travels". Very pretty.
    Donna W
    Edmonton, AB

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  7. i've always said "ottobre rocks." :) love the fabric choice. now that you have a pattern that fits, you can slice and dice it into a million different styles. also, if that one fits, the rest of ottobre's tee patterns will fit too.

    teri

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