How many identical shirts can a person have?

How many identical shirts can a person have?

So, I love this pattern. The neckline is not perfect, but after sewing 3 of the I’m pretty sure it’s the pattern and not me. I’ve made 3 of these so far (including my sister’s), and the fit is different on all 3. I’ve loved this fabric, in my stash, for many years. I always have a hard time cutting fabric I love. I finally found a pattern I love enough to use it on. I am surprised how tight it is. It has the same stretch factor as the black I used here. And that version is loose. Both have some lycra (according to snapping it into my ear and listening for a rubberband sound), both have a 75% stretch factor and good recovery. This fabric may be wool; it has a different feel than anything I’ve used before. 600_4244

The only modification I made is to use a self-fabric ribbing for the neckline instead of whatever method Burda suggested. And I shortened it by an inch or so.

600_4301

I may have stretched the ribbing too much when I sewed this in. Even so, while this looks tight it gapes a bit when I lean forward. For my sisters version I took in the neckline 1/4″ at each front raglan seam, and that one lies nicely. I didn’t adjust this one because when I tried it on I didn’t think it needed it. I’m going to redo the ribbing and take in the front seams. And I will make that adjustment if I happen to sew this pattern again. I’m considering using it as the top of my mustard dress.

600_4271600_3Front

Do you like to sew the same pattern over and over? How many gathered sleeve tees are too many? How long does a fabric sit in your stash before you use it?

The Details
Pattern Burdastyle 2/2013 Pattern 126 Size 42
Fabric Type  Jersey
Stretch Factor 75%
Advertisements

2 thoughts on “How many identical shirts can a person have?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s