After making the first two basic T-shirts I decided to make two more basic T-shirts. Someone gave me a black/white striped jersey fabric because she knows I love wearing black/white clothes. I also knew there had to be a small striped black/white jersey fabric in my stash. After a quick look this fabric was found too. I could make a start with my second serie homemade basic T-shirts.

Second serie homemade basic T-shirts

First step

I started with cutting both fabrics and threading my serger with black and white yarn. Using two or more different yarn colours can give an interesting looking finish. But when I wanted to start with the small striped fabric the fabric wasn’t black/white but darkblue/white. I was a little bit disappointment because I could see the small striped black/white fabric really working with my new black/white jeans.

Tweede serie zelfgemaakte basic T-shirts

The next step

One can throw in the towel, mourn and keep looking at it but the darkblue/white would never change into black/white. But then I saw that the small striped darkblue/white had a great match with a regular blue jeans. Problem solved. I started with the black/white fabric because the serger already was already threaded with the black and white yarn. After finishing this T-shirt I replaced the black into blue and made the second one.

Second serie homemade basic T-shirts

Second serie homemade basic T-shirts followed by a third?

Is this pattern a wardrobe staple for me? I came across this term on blogs written in English. One really likes a pattern and often let the readers know that there will be following many more makes of the pattern. A T-shirt pattern with a good fit is great to have. I’ve already made four and I’m happy with my makes but have no intention to make a few more in the upcoming weeks. I’ll put my pattern this time in my drawer so I can easily find it back when ever I need it again in the future.

Second serie homemade basic T-shirts

Alternative for drafting a pattern

Of course there’s an alternative for drafting a pattern. One can copy an existing T-shirt. One of the cons using an already worn T-shirt is that it can have lost its original fit and shape. One will probably end with a pattern that needs more alterations after making a test model.

Second serie homemade basic T-shirts

Costs and Time

Costs:
T-shirt number 1: Fabric was a gift, Yarn € 2,00
T-shirt number 2: Fabric € 15,00, Yarn € 2,00
Time:
T-shirt number 1: Cutting 30 minutes; Basting, stitching and finishing 3 hours
T-shirt number 2: Cutting 30 minutes; Basting, stitching and finishing 3 hours

4 Comments on Second serie homemade basic T-shirts

  1. Thank you so much Sue. They are quicker to make then when I’ve to go the shops to buy them.

  2. You can never have too many of this style of t- shirt as they are wonderful on their own and also great for layering. Love them both!

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