Hello, I’m Andrea and I’m a Monthly Stitch newbie. I wasn’t going to submit anything for the Sew Stretchy challenge, having seen everyone else’s simply fabulous submissions, but then I had a little change of heart. I made a t-shirt. It’s just a t-shirt, I hear you say. Ah but, I used the Grainline Scout pattern for this marrying the pattern with some super stretchy rust red merino. I think this was possibly the most stretchy fabric I’ve ever sewn with but, being merino, it was generally very well behaved.
A few details: The merino came from a local op shop (a couple of dollars), I used the PDF form of the Grainline pattern ($5 or thereabouts), I cut a standard size 4, did a little bit of stabilizing across the shoulder seams, used zig-zag stitch for all other seams and twin needle around the neckline, sleeve edges and hem to finish. I think if you have an overlocker, serger or any other fancy sewing machinery you’d be able to knock off one of these tops in half a minute.
What else can I say? I love the slightly longer length at the back, the neckline isn’t too big and gapey (for me anyway) and, being merino, I think this t-shirt will be a great first winter layer. Would I use this pattern again? Most definitely!
Please hop on over to my blog here for a few more sew stretchy t-shirt details.