Thursday, July 16, 2015

Kirsten Kimono T-Shirt

Seems like the only thing I know how to sew anymore is t-shirts.  I used to think I would have more time to sew when I got older and when the kids were older.  But here I am, 52 years old and sewing less than I ever did.

This week I sewed another top using a free pattern from Maria of Denmark.  The pattern is free when you sign up for the newsletter; it's called the Kirsten Kimono Tee.

Of course I had to make some changes to the pattern.  Using a RTW top as my inspiration, I lengthened the front and back, curved the hem, and flared out the side seams.  After finishing the top as pictured, I decided that the neckline was too high for my liking.  So I went back, took off the neckline binding, and cut the front neckline a bit lower.  Much better--no longer did I feel like the neckline was choking me.  Well, I don't yet have a picture of the new neckline, so you just have to imagine it.

The fabric is a knit with very little stretch.  I made a size small and tapered out bigger from the waist down to the hem.