Saturday, 10 August 2013

Grainline - Hemlock Tee

Pattern: Grainline - Hemlock Tee
Size: Free
Fabric: 1.25M 60" Cotton Knit (Gift from Jess W)

  • Used mock serger stitch throughout
  • Used twin needle for the collar
  • Reduced the length by 2"
  • The collar band is a little floppy but hopefully after a wash it will recover
  • The length of the sleeves and wrist circumference is just nice but I need to increase the width of the upper arm about 1" in total to make it more roomy
  • The hems are left unfinished
Looks a little like Breton shirts only the stripes are narrower.  I took a lot of time making sure the stripes matched at the side and shoulder seams.  It was really testing my patience.


Burda - Andre Shorts

Pattern: Burda - Andre Shorts
Size: XL
Fabric: 1M of 60" width linen blend (Gift from Jess W)

  • Side seams are mocked serged and the centre and crotch seams a french seamed
  • Added in-seam pockets in a contrasting fabric
  • Amended pattern so that the sides are cut straight  
The fabric is lightweight and it drapes well too.  I love using contrasting fabrics for pockets.