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.



  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!

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

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

  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!

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

  6. Anonymous10:35 PM

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

  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.



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