Things I Learned
- Easy! – Nice, easy sew!
- Stripes – Carefully line up stripes when cutting out front and back shirt pieces! After I was finished with the shirt I realized it would have been nice to have the stripes lined up perfectly from front to back.
- Binding – Use a solid color for binding! For this shirt I used the same fabric as the shirt and it coincidentally looks like a solid color but it just happened to work out that the binding is the width of one stripe… After it ended up like this for the neck and I had to make it look the same for the sleeves.
- Fabric type – After the initial wash of this shirt I was worried I wouldn’t be able to wear it. The fabric was super static-y and I couldn’t stand it! Luckily I haven’t had a problem since. I believe the fabric is more of a polyester blend, where I’m used to 100% cotton. It also has started to pill after 2 months of washes. 😦
Even with the imperfect stripes I have been wearing this in public and have gotten a lot of use out of it. 🙂 I love the style! Something a little more interesting than a plain t-shirt, but comfortable too. I will definitely be making this again.