No matter. This last T was just too much fun to worry about that. My husband burst into laughter when I walked into the room wearing the latest one. And that made me laugh too.
This one started when my older brother sent me a birthday present. Here is what he sent:
Big Brother chose the wolf face for me but DSIL made him change it to this sweet PK face. I wonder if she knows that PK stands for Psycho Killer. Yep, she was named by our teen-aged kids.
BB gave me the black one last year. It too was a lovely T.
I love(d) both T's, especially as I thought of my Big Brother remembering my birthday.
Then I decided I would love them even more if I reshaped them. Then I thought oooohhhh, how about if I combine them into a single long-sleeved shirt. The backs are plain and could be the sleeves.
These T's are knitted in the round, which makes for more flat fabric. I easily cut a front, a back and two sleeves from Katherine Tilton's Vogue 8793, which I now officially file as a TNT.
The front on Vogue 8793 is a bit low for me, so I wondered how a V would work. I drew straight lines from the shoulder seam to the lowest point on the curve.
Luckily I was playing Katherine and Marcy Tilton's Ultimate T class on Craftsy while making this. Great reminders like, always, always stay stitch the neckline. I had to fiddle around quite a lot to get the V neckline the way I wanted it, so stay-stitching was essential.
After completing the neckline, I fell in love with this T. Does that ever happen to you? You cross over one little tiny milestone in the garment's construction, and you realize, Oh, I really like this!
The striped knit from Marcy Tilton fits the theme nicely, and I found that I had enough to cut sleeves. So guess I'll use those other sleeves in something else.
So, Ta Da, here is the finished T: