Sunday, September 21, 2008

T-shirt trial

I have to admit I have a fear of sewing with knit fabrics but I'm interested in attempting apparel sewing so I figured it was time to face my fears. I thought it was best to start with something classic so I attempted a simple t-shirt (the "muslin" was made from an old jersy sheet). It was much easier than I anticipated and I'm particularly happy with how the sleeves look.

I had the walking foot on my machine from a previous project and because I was too lazy to change it I just left it on for this project. It worked really well and the next time I'm sewing with knits I will specifically put the walking foot on. I also used a ball point needle which was helpful.

Of course the shirt is far from perfect. The bottom hem is clearly wonky, but I'm at least feeling more confident and maybe ready to give it a shot with some nicer fabric.


Junie said...

The collar and sleeves came out so great!! I don't think the hem came out bad either. And I never would have guessed it was homemade ...out of an old sheet no less!

Kathleen McKenna Murphy said...

Hi Liz,

I love the top, I want one.

Can you tell me where you ordered your labels with your very cool logo? Did I already ask you this?