Saturday, May 2, 2009

A Trio of T's

I finished the Preacher's T-shirts a couple of days ago. The Preacher isn't a large man - he's tall (6'3") but thin. But, after sewing T-shirts for my three and four year-old, these seemed ginormous. Very basic, very plain white T-shirts, but they meet a need.

For the most part the Preacher is a pretty easy going kind of guy. When it comes to T-shirts, however, he has some pretty strong opinions. He wears a T-shirt underneath a long sleeve shirt during the months that have an "R" in their name (that's not a hard and fast rule, but it pretty much works out that way). He's very particular about how these T-shirts fit. He doesn't like a regular undershirt. It is hard to find T-shirts that meet his approval.

A couple of years ago I set out to copy his favorite T-shirt so that I could make them. I thought it would be a real project and take a few muslins, but I hit the nail on the head the first try. I was really surprised that the fit met with the Preacher's approval, but it did. So, that was the pattern that I used for these.

The fabric is from NY - I don't remember which store. It was really nice to work with - soft, smooth and the perfect weight. I hope they wash and wear well.

Next up...underwear?

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