I am loving this look in a major way, and a quick analysis of my thrift-store/bargain bin/rudderless melange of clothes collection reveals that I am completely hopeless at dressing myself. Not that I don’t know exactly what I want to wear—I do, believe me, and if I could find any of it, I would look incredible, every day. Now, I’m thinking to myself, could I make my own cargo pants? The answer to that, of course, is no way. I can make a t-shirt, though!
Oh, jersey knit fabric. Why are you so unruly? Simple enough, this plain little design, just a few pieces to stitch together. It got so hilarious. Every seam I attempted—even with the sewing machine manual in one hand, the special stretchy jersey seam stitch machine setting activated, the special machine needle in place, and lots of careful pinning, I could not sew this fabric. It just wouldn’t let me sew it! I finally had to leave the edges raw. I will probably not be wearing this perfectly adorable tee anywhere where people might see me. It just looks totally homemade.
It turned out really well/awful. It’s a great little pattern and it fits beautifully. But. I want to topstitch that bodice join so badly, but…I can’t. I want to turn under that neckline hem, but I can’t. It’s a beautiful fit, but I’ll never wear it. As an aside, what the heck is that print? It looks animal-ish, but it also kind of looks like alphabet soup. I feel like if I squint at it, I’ll decode a hidden message.
If you have better luck with jersey fabric and you want to make this tee, the free pattern is here.