This is a quick little self-drafted T-shirt.
I have made a number of these in different fabric over the years but this is a 3/4 version especially for this time of the year. I don’t seem to have much by way of transitional spring tops. I think there will be another couple of variations on this theme on the way.
This second hand stretch has cool diamond shapes with green tips. It was a remnant I found at the local op-shop. This place has yielded much good fabric over the last few months. Well worth regular visits. In fact, here’s the latest haul. And can I just give myself a high-five? No prints! Unprecedented.
The fabric for this top was the selvedge of a of an approximately 1.5 metre long piece that had clearly had something cut out of it. So I could just squeak this T-shirt out of it. I was going to make the bat-wing pattern I made up with red stripes (also from the same op-shop) but no dice.
I added a little detail in the back, and have enjoyed more quality time with my stretch needle, choosing a green thread for the top-stitching to bring out the diamond tips (you can’t really see it super well in the photos).
My only question is the darts. I feel like these are where darts are *supposed* to sit – shaping in towards the boobs-eye. C.f http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/44569/qa-where-to-place-bust-dart-points
But it feels weird to me. Suggestions? (Clearly not going to stop me wearing it!)