I've been hoarding a few massive t-shirts for a while now. They're all sentimental in some way, shirts I wore when I had my first boyfriend, or friends left behind when they moved away. They're all baggy and old and in need of a revamp to turn them from something languishing in my fabric box to something I would actually wear out and about, but they all remind me fondly of a certain time in my life. Ah, nostalgia.
This was a large boxy t-shirt I inherited when a
friend emigrated at the end of vet school. She's originally from
Washington State so I pulled this one out of the charity bags she gave
me to rifle through because it reminded me of her and the fun times we
had together at uni. I should have taken a before picture, but imagine
large boxy t-shirt. You can do it.
I'm still practising sewing with jersey and I'm still
struggling with the basics. My seams never seem to be straight and
quite often go weirdly ripply. Although I pinned around So Zo's t-shirt to vest pattern
to get the basic body right on this remake, the armhole openings still
came out too big, despite the fact that they fit fine on my other makes
with this pattern. I guess it's because I made proper wide straps
rather than using elastic, clearly I got the sizing wrong because they
give me a slightly baggy-trucker look I think. Also, looking at this
photos I feel like I should have ironed this top, but then who seriously
All in, not perfect but definitely wearable. I've
been wearing this a lot as a vest under my scrub top at work, for the
warmth. I can imagine in the summer it will be nice for beach walks
with the dog, the kind of outdoor activity where I invariably end up in
the sea so it's good to wear something you're not too attached to.
Definitely room for improvement, B- must try harder.
You can read similar posts on my crafty endeavours on my blog, Craft & Thrift.