Time for some easy sewing projects. This time it is two t-shirts. The first is from my self-drafted relaxed fit t-shirt pattern. The second is a variation on a boat-neck t-shirt from Knipmode.
Before I go any further, I’d like to say a big thank-you to those of you who voted or commented on the design for my knitting project. The result was overwhelmingly for the V-neck with a short length. I’ve started the armhole shaping on the back. With a bit of luck I’ll have a finished jumper to show in the autumn. (I’m a very slow knitter).
I really like this print for a casual top. It was supposed to be a V-neck version but I mindlessly cut out a round neck.
Knipmode #9/#10 May 2013
Yikes, I’ve had this pattern on my wishlist since 2013??? Oh well, better late than never.
The pattern has a boat neckline with triangular inserts at the shoulder edge. The long sleeve version (#9) has a boat neckline on the back, while the short sleeve version (#10) has a scoop back neckline. I made a short sleeve version of #9.
The pattern is fairly simple to put together, although matching the off-grain stripes took a bit of time to layout. I reduced the shoulder width on the pattern by 1cm at each side. The rest is as per the pattern.
I do like the inserts at the shoulders to give a more squared-off look to the neckline. Definitely a pattern to make again.
At a Glance:
|Pattern: Knipmode 9/10 May 2013
Fabric: Cotton jersey
Rating: 5/5 Love this top!
Difficulty: 2/5 Fairly simple to put together. Front and back neckline has turned and stitched facings
|30 wears: Easily
Quality: Low (cheap knit)
Fad factor: Low
Flexibility: High( > 5 outfits)
Expected life: 2-3 years