Wednesday, July 15, 2009

"Sorja" the Slim Fit T-Shirt

From the 01/2009 Spring issue of Ottobre, I made this t-shirt for Ellen. The fabric is a soft rayon knit from Hancock's, and Ellen picked it out last summer.

The pattern:
Design #34, "Sorja" slim-fit T-shirt
European Size 158

Changes I made: The pattern has long sleeves. I shortened them to short sleeves by using the given pattern for the sleeve cap but tracing a shorter sleeve from a Jalie pattern. The Jalie sleeve is curved at the hemline, and I ended up using the pink line for my cutting line.

This top is long! But this is fine, because Ellen prefers the long length. She wears it bunched up like the magazine pictures.

Ellen sure was in a goofy mood when I took the pictures! We had a fun time, even though the temperature was in the 90's.

Thanks for reading!

photo from the magazine:

Added Note: About the fabric---Ellen spotted it at Hancock's and just had to have a shirt made from it. I tried to discourage her--too bright, too bold, too orange (I don't like orange)--but she loves the fabric. I'm glad I finally made the top because the fabric really does suit her.


  1. Nice shirt, cute pictures, silly girl. lol

  2. Nice shirt. She picked a great fabric with a lot of movment of colors. As per usual, you have produced a great garment.
    You were lucky she was in such a silly mood in such hot weather.

  3. Great model for a nice shirt! I think the shirt looks great on her.

  4. That an awesome shirt - my daughter would love it! The pictures are great - everyone is having fun and making memories.