Sunday, July 03, 2016
Choir Wardrobe 7/3/16
July colors are black, gray and hot pink.
For some reason, I was suddenly seized with the need to sew up another new purchase and, at about 9 PM last night, I cut out the latest iteration of the Vogue 9057. The changes on it so far were to use short sleeves and scoop out the neckline slightly...for this T, I folded 1 1/2" out of the length, and cut it out of some sparkly rayon/lurex/lycra jersey...and proceeded to sew it up. Which, of course, meant I had to wear it today, even if it did mean grayscale dressing with black Lee jeans and the black vest from the Burda 05/09 magazine. Pink accessories brightened it up a little...
But I'm happy with the T. It's MUCH less sloppy than the longer length on the first two....whoda thought a teeny inch and a half would make such a difference? This is really, really close to the relaxed fit T I'm looking for. There's an unsewn dart in the armsceye, which creates a small pleat in the underarm area...but it's exactly like a RTW T would fit so I'm not sure it's worth fiddling over.
The only other minor problem is that the neckline is really too curved for the width of the neckband; it buckles a bit in the front. I need to either make the neckline a wider scoop ....more U ish and less V ish...or cut the neckband skinnier. I think I like the soft V shape, so a skinnier band will no doubt be the solution.
But those are minor tweaks. I'm calling this a TNT and will probably make a bunch.