I bought this multicolour print last year in Haarlem during the Stoffenbeurs Spring event. I wanted to use it for a short sleeved Summer T-shirt but it turned into stash when Autumn arrived.
My wardrobe was cleared out at the beginning of Spring and some of my most worn T-shirts had to go.
Going through my stash looking for fabrics to make some new ones this multicolour print popped up too. It took some carefully playing around with my pattern pieces but it was doable to make a long sleeved T-shirt.

Homemade Multicolour basic T-shirt

The pattern

I’m a jeans, T-shirt, jacket or cardigan wearing person. Blouses are for the Summer but for all other seasons it’s almost always T-shirts. Sometimes made from a commercial pattern like the Paris Top or Gable Top but also from my self drafted pattern.

Homemade Multicolour basic T-shirt


No flatlock finish but just like the two previous made blue T-shirts with the locker and coverstitch. I finished the neckline with the neck binding on the wrong side of the garment so the multicolour print isn’t interrupted. 

Time and Costs

Time: cutting 20 minutes; basting, stitching and finishing 4 hours
Costs: fabric € 12,00; yarn € 1,00

Homemade Multicolour basic T-shirt

My new Multicolour Print basic T-shirt

Before I decided to use this fabric for a T-shirt I folded the fabric looking like a T-shirt on my dress form and made combinations with my jackets and the just made Blackwood cardigan.

Multicolour Print basic T-shirt

I like wearing black/white outfits and have no problem mixing stripes, dots and lace together. I want to the same with this multicolour but felt a bit uncertain. Both daughters were consulted. The eldest liked all combinaties except the one with my just finished Chanelstyle jacket. The youngest one loved them all.
Looking forward to hear what my friends think about my colourful combinations.

Homemade Multicolour basic T-shirt

more multicolour T-shirts in the present?

Sunday March 24 Stoffenbeurs visited Haarlem again and I saw a jersey Mondriaan print on one of the market stalls. My first reaction: I want to buy this but then I decided to do a complete tour over the market first.

Multicolour Print basic T-shirt

I still have my ‘Use What You Have’ mission and although most of my stash is gone I still have some makes I need to do first. The Mondriaan fabric wasn’t bought but instead I bought a soft pink stretch fabric for a cardigan. This just bought fabric looks perfect with one of my T-shirt fabrics that’s already in my stash

9 Comments on Homemade Multicolour basic T-shirt

    • Thank you Ann. The short cardigan is indeed the Blackwood cardigan. I made a short version and skipped the cuffs and band due to the fact I had only one meter to play with.

    • It really is such a joy to wear. The fabric is so soft. I’m glad I decided to make a T-shirt with long sleeves.

      • Hebt u enig idee van de samenstelling van de stof ? Of kent u de designer ? Er is zoveel verschil in de kwaliteit van tricot stoffen, dat ik steeds op zoek ben naar de mooie, dunnere, kwaliteitsvolle soorten.

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