Added Jun 17, 2011
Brooklyn, New Yo...
Decided to freehand a lace tshirt. everyones wearing lace here in NYC! The model is a friend.
I used a tshirt of mine (Size large), folded it in half and then folded the middle in another inch or so to make it a XS/X size and cut the fabric around it. That look like a minute since I just used my rotary cutter. I just eyeballed the length and it turned out pretty okay since I didn’t want it too long. Lace looks better on skin. I also eyeballed the sleeve curve and I think it came out perfectly for the size. THen I sewed the shoulders using a stretch needle and stretch straight stitch, overcasted all edges then used my narrow hem foot (4mm) on the hems. My hems are usually lettuce-y but these came out okay! I’m getting better at controlling it.
Thoughts: Since I folded the middle in by an inch, I should have elongated the neckline the same amount. Shirts look better when the seams are closer to the bust (versus directly on the shoulder line). This is too hard to do without a pattern though (for me).
stretch lace bought in the fashion district. <3 this fabric, I have like a yard and a half left, I think I will go buy some more if needed. I’m thinking a bag and a tshirt for myself.