Last week I did a review of Lisa Comfort’s Paris weekend pattern e-book. I mentioned that I liked the look of the T-shirt. Since then Karen from Did you make that? has made three versions of the dress.
I couldn’t see myself in the Molly dress, but I wear a fair few T-shirts (although I rarely make them), so I made up the Molly at T-shirt length.
It took about 45 minutes to stick the pattern together.
I used a drapey knit I got at Abakhan some months ago. It was a cheap remnant with pulls and grease stains. By carefully laying the pattern pieces I got the T-shirt cut out.
I used the overlocker to sew all the main seams and it came together fast and easily – a couple of hours probably. I can’t actually think of anything else to say about this pattern beyond it was nice, and good fun to make. Oh yes the sizing was accurate (I made the smallest size).
I nipped up to George’s flat and asked him to photograph it. Unfortunately he and Gus were watching an important football match so the photograph is of me sitting on George and Bianca’s sofa.
Then Esme arrived (back from a two-hour long children’s party) and said “Oh you finished it!” This is a comment on how long it normally takes me to make something. Then she added:
“It looks like something you bought in a shop”.
I didn’t know how to take this. Did that mean it looked professional and slick? Or that it was a kind of Primark/Topshop sort of thing? I didn’t ask for more elaboration. I said that her brothers wouldn’t leave the sitting room for an outdoor shot, and that Nick was buying food at Waitrose. “I’ll take a picture of you outside” she replied.
I asked her if she liked the top. “No. I don’t like grey. It would be OK in navy or something”.
It’s not a garment to get wildly excited about but it is, in my view, a nice T-shirt. I like the way the stripes work on the lower sleeves. Err. That’s all we have to say. Except thank you Lisa for the free pattern.