|I made the long sleeved version of this pattern (#127) in merino wool earlier this year but I liked it so much I knew I needed a short-sleeved version in my wardrobe, too!|
Burda say: "This T-shirt is a classic, and it is also feminine and pretty! Looks great make in striped fabric, and we love the gathered raglan short sleeves."
34-42. I made my usual 42 and the fit is fine, as expected.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, it looks just like the magazine versions, except for the contrast trim I added as a design feature! (Photos)
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I didn't really look at the instructions for this - it's only three pattern pieces and four seams, so if you've gathered fabric before, set in raglan sleeves, and applied a neck binding, you could sew this in your sleep and still have time left over!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I wanted a quick knit top before left on holiday to Mexico, and I only had one metre of this fabric. So I was looking for something that was already traced, and didn't need more than one metre!
Just like the long sleeved version, I like the gathering on the raglan sleeve seams, it's a nice touch for what could otherwise be just a basic teeshirt. (Photos)
The fabric is a distressed jersey print from Minerva that I bought a fortnight ago. It's not got the nicest hand and feels quite stiff from the paint used on it (and didn't soften up much in the wash, either), so I had to choose a pattern carefully.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The neon trim was just a happy accident - I'd originally planned a basic neckband of self fabric but I mismeasured the neckline (I forgot to add in the top of the raglan sleeves!) so I started to think outside the box and I remembered I had some of this stretch fluorescent orange binding (also from Minerva!) in my stash from earlier in the year. Now I can't imagine this top without it! (Photos)
From my earlier version of this pattern, I'd marked that the top was reeeeeeeally long in the body, so I took 12cm off the hem again this time, and the length is perfect for me.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I'd both sew this again and recommend it! I wore this a lot while travelling in Mexico, and it was a great practical tee that looked fashionable and casual, and had the added bonus of hiding spills, dirt, and sweat marks (eww!).
This was super quick to make - there were only three pattern pieces plus four seams, and then I just carefully zigzagged the binding in place, stretching it a little as I sewed. Definitely an instant gratification tee!
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