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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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