There is a Craftsy.com class called “The Artful T-shirt“, which I have in my embarrassingly large class list. The pattern that goes with this class is Vogue 9057. Normally the art to wear items are not in my wheel house, but I thought I would give it a try. A slightly blurred photo of the pattern envelope and line drawing below.
Fitting: I did a pattern mash-up of Vogue 1363 (mentioned in this post) for the shoulder to bust area because I know it fits. I placed V9057 on top of V1363 and traced the area below the bust to achieve the angled hem of View B. My first version was a test, so it is not very “Artful”. The print is a cotton spandex from Fabric.com and the sleeves and neck binding are a cotton knit from the scraps in the resource center.
The second version could be considered artful. The print is a poly spandex from scraps of a previous t-shirt that was eliminated from the wardrobe due to poor fit. The orange color is a cotton knit also from scraps. I don’t recall what I made from that so it must have been a long time ago. I chopped up the pattern and also did some piecing as you can see on the back to make the fabric fit the pattern pieces. The two fabrics are slightly different weights, but still seem to work together. The brown fabric is a sheer cotton burnout jersey use before. The yoke is two layers of fabric so I could use the burrito method to finish it – but also since it is very thin 2 layers were needed for stability. The sleeves are 1 layer and not hemmed. This fabric stretches when the hem is sewn, so I just left it raw this time.
Front (on me..)
And the left back:
I enjoyed the creativity of pulling together the various fabrics for this. The jury is out on the style, and I am finding I am not crazy about leggings on me. My knees are not thin so I don’t think leggings are my most flattering look. I need a little more room around the thighs and knees. Will I wear this? Yes, around the house since I work from home and want to be comfortable while working, but still look decent when I go outside to walk the dog, answer the door, etc. This outfit will probably not see a lot of public wear. But it is fun to try new things!
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