This cute little T-shirt is made from two lots of second hand fabric and self drafted. The body fabric (100% synthentic, pre-lycra stretch) I bought in Geraldine, the same time I bought the fabric for my Ribbed & Striped Top.
The coral t-shirt knit was from the Salvation Army in Addington, Christchurch. I’ve had some OK fabric scores there over the past few years. In this instance though, I should have been more careful.
There are types of fabric, if I see them, that I will almost always buy:
- Ribbing – for cuffs etc
- Cotton prints – provided I like the print
- Stretch t-shirt knits
The coral fabric fit into category 4, and there appeared to be a decent quantity of it. It was all tied up with a ribbon, and I stupidly did not untie the ribbon and check the full story. When I got it home, it turned out to be a bundle of 6 squares of this fabric, almost like fat quarters. What?! Anyway, lessons for next time.