Now that I know how I have to change the pattern to fit me, I am busy using the patterns that I have and using up the knits for shirts that are in my stash. I am do for some new shirt now anyway.
I like the style of this one. I will probably go back and do a different neckline next time.
I really like this one. This is the tunic the length that the pattern calls for.
This one I had to cut off four inches at the bottom because I ran out of fabric. I also had trouble deciding what was the right side and realized that I had chosen the wrong side to be outside. I had already sewn most of it and didn't feel like ripping it out, so just did everything with the serger and on the outside. I like the different look it gave the shirt. Our mistakes can be a good thing.
I like the raglan sleeve on this one. The shirt is really comfortable.
This is my third t-shirt in working on coming up a good fit. I had to adjust the darts a little more and shorten the length. I think I have it as close as I am going to get it. This fabric was a fun one. I hand painted on silk this design. Then sent it into Spoonflower and had it printed on a organic cotton jersey knit. The fabric on the print side is somewhat stiff, but the part that is next to the skin is soft. It has nice stretch, so I could accomplish the neck band.
I decided to see if I could get a basic T-Shirt to fit right. I used this pattern. I used view B. This is one of Patti's patterns, so the adjustment lines are on the pattern. It makes it easier to take on this project. She also explains how to adjust the pattern. I used a size sixteen with my 40 1/2" bust measurement.
I did the neck binding like the pattern said and it turned out with gaps. Next time I will do the way that works for me.
It looks like I can let it out a little more through the hip area.
I bought Patti Palmers most recent update on her fitting book.
I tried the bust adjustment by adding a 1". It made the dart a little big so next time I will shift some of the dart to the armhole. I also lowered the bust dart too low and will raise it on the next one. I also made the dart too long and will make about 2 1/2" from the apex.
I also did the adjustment for a wider sleeve of 1 1/2". The sleeve was still too tight, so I let out the side seams 3/4" on both the sleeve and bodice. I will be making another shirt with the changes and see how it looks.
I made this jacket from Raw silk and then trimmed it with some wax African cotton I got on my trip to South Africa. I had to draft my own pattern pieces to put on the trim and pockets.
I made a small. It is a little fitted in the waist. I had a knit tunic shirt that I had dyed and made some time ago and it matched the colors of the trim. It also hung down below the jacket to add a little color.