Tuesday, September 3, 2013

But Will I Wear It?

As I continue to plan and sew items for my upcoming trip, I wonder. Will I pack it? And will I wear it.

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:

It looks just like PK, our kitty who died last spring at age 19.

It's a nice soft beefy 100% cotton T made by The Mountain. home of the Great Big Face T's. I am not making that up. You should follow the link. There are some amazing faces there. Big Faces.

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:


  1. VERY creative and cool and yes, you wiil wear it! Just bought that Craftsy class and looking forward to watching it.

  2. I think it's WONDERFUL, and YES, YES, YES, wear it!

  3. Love this t-shirt! Love it. Love. it.
    I hope you pack it AND wear it!

  4. I. LOVE. THIS! This is the second great tee I've seen today that was attributed to the Tilton Craftsy class. I guess I'll have to break down and finally sign up for my first Craftsy class. :-)

  5. What fun! I've been eyeing old T's with the thought of creating something fun, but your new T tops any ideas I may have been entertaining. Thanks for inspiring with your last three posts!

  6. If you decide not to wear it I'll be happy to take it off your hands. :)

  7. What a great use for your Ts.

  8. Don't know if this is a duplicate, as my first flew away in
    preview. So, I'll repeat it as much as possible.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

    I thought immediately of your shirt here when I ran across this
    today. You'll look so wonderful and presentable in comparison.


    Holymoly .. LOLOLOL

    Joy from SG

  9. I just adore this top! It was so good to meet you in class last weekend!