I’ve made so many of these t-shirts that I stopped counting. The other day I found a length of this fabric at the craft thrift store in the bin for bathing suit fabrics. I liked the wild and crazy print and the fabric didn’t seem too plasticy, so it became another t-shirt. This time I took the basic altered-for-me cap-sleeved pattern:
and added 2 inches of length to the sleeves and curved the waist in a little:
The fabric was really easy to sew and has a great drape. Next time I go to the craft thrift store I am heading right to the bathing-suit fabric bin. It doesn’t look all that great on Madam Merp (she looks a little tipsy in this picture) but looks really good on me. The longer sleeve length is a big improvement.
This led to a t-shirt sewing binge. Now that I have 4 new tops, I decided to see if any of my existing necklaces would look good with them. I found two that I made a long time ago that I could wear with this top.
The other necklace that goes with this shirt was made from polymer clay and was supposed to have rainbow-colored beads. The beads didn’t turn out with bright rainbow colors, but I liked the necklace anyway:
My daughter is a talented jewelry maker and often gives me gifts of handmade necklaces and earrings for holidays and birthdays. It’s fun making clothes to match, something I never tried before except for the royal blue top I made 2 years ago (https://redpajamamama.wordpress.com/2014/09/09/adventures-in-royal-blue/). In the next post, I’ll show another shirt with a necklace she made for me.