Striped T-Shirt Tutorial

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My lovely makeshift pattern weights

1. For this shirt I wanted to imitate the shape of a shirt I owned that I really liked. I traced the shape of the shirt with the sleeves folded over onto a piece of folded over stretch knit fabric.

2. I cut out the shirt and sewed the shoulders closed (I am so proud of the stripe matching on this shoulder!)shirt4

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3.This is what the shirt looked like after sewing the side seams and hemming the neck. I decided that I wanted to add sleeves.

4. I did not draft my own sleeve pattern, instead I used the sleeve from View C of the McCall’s 2237 dress pattern. It has longish sleeves that I really liked and decided to use.

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I cut out the pattern and sewed them on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

shirt15. The finished product! Sorry, I used such bad pictures, I didn’t have a good camera and the lighting’s really bad where I took the pictures. I’m so glad I made this shirt, I already wear it a lot, and I think it turned out really well.

-Margo

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