A year ago I didn’t know the difference between knits and woven fabric. And I didn’t know that knit fabric required a ball point needle, which is different from a standard point needle used for woven fabric. I did, however, know that stretchy fabrics called for something other than a straight stitch to accommodate the need to stretch. Yay me, at least I knew something.
Thanks to sewing bloggers, I learned about knits without even trying. I figured someday I’d give knit fabric a try. A few weeks ago I was in my local Beverley’s fabric store when I spied a remnant piece of super soft knit in red and white stripes. I scooped up the lonely yard of softness and vowed to make the most comfortable t-shirt known to man.
With only side and shoulder seams to sew, I was trying my shirt on within minutes of having cut the fabric. It looked like a shapeless tent on me, so I altered the side seams, taking each side in about an inch. And then it was time to finish the neck, sleeves and hem.
I had scoped out methods for the neck line on BurdaStyle’s tutorial page.
I used the same fabric for the band and cut a strip 2/3 the length of the neck line. I don’t think I stretched it evenly, or maybe I over stretched it, I don’t know, but it’s a tad ripply. But I got it on there and with a sense of pride I decided it looked good enough.
I’m finishing Sunday off with my t-shirt and sweats on, watching some Naruto. It just started raining, and of course the dog needed to go out. She was in no hurry going about her business, while I soaked up some water.
How did you spend your Sunday afternoon?