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Nordic Knit T-Shirt

Added Dec 30, 2013

by saxsilverain

Espoo, Finland






when i bought the fabric, i meant to make it as leg-warmers. that’s why i only bought around 70 cm of it. but what do you know, it was enough for me to make a simple t-shirt!

i like the Nordic print of the fabric, and i’ve never had any sweater or top with this kind of print before, which made me change directions to making this as a t-shirt. i didn’t use any pattern for this, just cut a T shape with slightly lower neckline for the front, and another one with higher neckline for the back, and 2 small rectangles for the sleeve hems.

and i just HAD to put those metal studs again, of course. can’t get enough of small sparkling additions in this dark winter season! for the hem, when i tried it on before sewing it, it looked kind of plain just like that, so i decided to make it a bit more interesting by cutting a small piece off of it, creating a small indentation. this was done super quickly, the whole project (starting from cutting the fabric) only took 2 hours in total!

Material Notes

about 70 cm of acrylic/polyamide knit fabric,
some metal studs to your own liking.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Other
Blends, Knits/Jersey

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    Dec 31, 2013, 08.21 AMby Rikamekko

    So much fun T-shirt! I can feel your talented sense seeing the details of the T-shirt : ) I like the hem line. I like nordic pattern,too, very like finnish. Oh you have the picture book of Pippi Longstocking. I’m a big fan of pippi : )

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      Dec 31, 2013, 07.34 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you so much, Rikamekko! the book is actually an old book of my husband’s sister when she was a little girl… i needed to practice reading in Finnish, that’s why i borrowed it. ;) used to read Pippi Longstocking in my own native language.

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    Dec 30, 2013, 07.32 PMby Mary Athey

    I love this and it looks better as a top rather than leg warmers!! You’ll get more wear out of it this way fab x

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      Dec 30, 2013, 10.22 PMby saxsilverain

      i agree, thank heavens i didn’t make them leg warmers in the end! :D thank you so much, Mary!

      PS. really hope you will get your new pics uploaded soon! i honestly can share your frustration. :’(

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    Dec 30, 2013, 05.48 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Super-smart :)

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