Hi all! Time for another version of the easy tee. I used the colorblocked variation, just like in last week’s post, but this time I used knit fabric for the top and a woven (non-stretchy) fabric for the bottom portion. Since the easy tee is a loose top, using non-stretchy fabric worked just great! I actually upcycled fabric from a blouse I thrifted a few months ago, wore a few times, then realized was kind of horrible. The print was great, but the sleeves were kind of puffy and there was a weird neckline ruffle thing going on. Don’t ask me why I had to wear it two or three times before I realized how awful it was…just be glad I finally did. Anyway, I digress. After I made this version I was looking at Anthropologie t-shirts (to copy, of course) and realized I had unintentionally knocked-off their pattern drop tee.
Here’s my shirt side-by-side with Anthropologie’s pattern drop t-shirt:
I’m totally twins with the Anthropologie model, right? Except there may be just a little difference in body types…maybe.
Anyway, I would have made my shirt a little longer if I had enough fabric, but since I was working from an existing shirt I was kind of stuck with this length. Note: if you want to upcycle fabric for this shirt, start with a shirt that’s LARGER than what you usually wear. I think this would look really cute using a men’s dress shirt and turning it around so the buttons go up the back…
Speaking of the back, I did notice that this version doesn’t lay quite as perfectly flat along the seam between the fabrics as the first colorblocked version that’s made completely out of knit. I think if I make another like this I might make the back of the shirt a little narrower. You can see how it looks here:
And the before blouse:
I hope you’re not bored of t-shirts already…but if you are you might want to skip Fridays for the next few weeks, ‘cuz more shirts are on their way! 🙂
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