So for my birthday this year I received a book called The Beginners Guide to Dressmaking and in it are lots of projects to get the beginner sewist off to a good start. Knowing very few sewing terms I am hoping as I work through this book things are all going to become clear and I’ll be fluent in the language of sewing!
This post is about the first pattern in the book, the T-shirt. The recommended fabrics to use were anything knitted, with or without elastane, so I chose a medium weight stripy jersey, at a bargain £2 a metre from a local high street shop. The book has step by step instructions with handy pictures to accompany them. I found it pretty easy to follow and it all came together fairly quickly.
Make again – Yes, definitely. Now that we have some warmer weather here I thought I would try a few more of these before moving on to the next make in the book.
Fit – I am really pleased with the fit, I cut a size 3 and didn’t have to make any alterations.
Pattern – easy to follow with only 4 pattern pieces. The only tricky bit was using the twin needle and playing around with the tension on the machine.
Skills learned – Well I have learnt how to match up stripes – check these out below! I’m quite proud of this first attempt.
After a bit of unpicking and re-sewing the hem my t-shirt came together nicely and I am loving wearing another ‘me made’ item.
Thanks for reading.