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A simple teeshirt made from stretch lace! I used my own knit sloper here that I'd drafted using instructions from Patternmaking for Underwear Design by Kristina Shin, PhD, which I also use as the basis for all my running tops. I love that her sloper has 10% negative ease and is very close-fitting.
I've had the lace in my stash for several years now after buying it at Tissu Dreyfus on one of my Paris trips, and some of you may even remember it from when I used it on a long-sleeved KnipMode tee. I love that those photos were in the snow and now I'm using it again in a heatwave!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The construction was identical to any other teeshirt, and the only real point of note here is in the neckline binding - I didn't have any matching cream jersey, and I didn't want to just fold it under and topstitch, so I had the great idea to use the selvedge as a band, and just overlocked it in place. It matches, it's lightweight, and it's guaranteed not to fray! (Photos of the neckline)
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
If I had more stretch lace in my stash (I've only got smaller remnants), I would in a heartbeat! I can wear this with a beige bra underwear and still preserve my modesty, but the ventilation it provides in this heat is w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l!
I'd totally recommend taking your basic TnT teeshirt pattern and making it in stretch lace - it's so cooling and feminine, too!
I paired it with my new shocking pink trousers for these photos, but today I'm wearing it with this aqua pleated skirt I made a few years ago, too, and it works equally well with both.
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