Considering my RTW wardrobe consists of a lot of stretch jersey, it isn’t a fabric I have much of. I love jersey tops because they’re comfy, they are pretty universal, and (best of all) they don’t require ironing!
I bought some nice jersey, at a higher price than I’d normally pay, a while back with the intention of making a Lena wrap dress. This is still very much the plan with the navy jersey I bought but I’ve opted to use the grey anchor patterned one for a self-drafted t-shirt.
I used a t-shirt I already have as a base for working out the shape and width but I then adapted it a fair bit whilst on Agnes (mannequin), especially the neckline. It’s not finished yet but here are some ‘work-in-progress’ photos:
(Apologies for the un-made bed… Oops!)
I was going to add actually sleeves but I liked how these cap-like sleeves just “happened” so I opted for that look instead. 🙂 The trim is proving to be a bit fiddly though, so I haven’t finished it yet.
The neck binding also sits a bit awkward at the back of the neck, which is frustrating but not enough to prevent me finishing this. Hopefully some good pressing will help improve it!
Still not decided what the overall length should be as long tops are nice for covering up over winter but can look a bit untidy with skirts… Decisions, decisions!
On a totally unrelated note (pun intended…) I’ve just had my first ever cello lesson and I loved it! Such a gorgeous instrument that even a complete beginner like me can make a decent sound! 🙂 Looks like I’ve found my 2018 learning challenge!!