I had wanted one of these “butterfly” shirts for a while and had it on my secret wish-list. One day a delightful package from my grandma full of beautiful shirts arrived in the mail. Inside was a black light sweater material shirt just like I’d been picturing.
It has fairly simple lines and I thought it might be easy to recreate- but I didn’t realize how easy!
As I was searching for something else, I came across a 3/4 yard remnant of this 60″ gray knit in my stash- I’ve had it since my first year of sewing! :p It had the same “hand” as the black shirt material above, so recreating that shirt popped straight into my mind.
It seriously was glitch-free. I simply traced the black shirt onto the gray fabric with added SA, being really careful to conserve fabric- I just barely squeezed this out of that remnant.
I didn’t even bother to pull out my serger- I just stretch-stitched all the seams and hand-stitched the bindings over.
It is seriously the most comfortable shirt and so easy to wear- don’t have to worry about showing straps or keeping a tank pulled up. I love the “relaxed soccer mom” look it has and I can’t wait to wear it with a jean skirt. Its like the world’s most stylish hoodie… that’s not. 😛
Now I’m on the lookout for more knits to make another one… or four. 🙂
Have you ever copied a shirt? I’d encourage you to see if any of your favorite shirts have simple lines– you could try to recreate them! Knits actually aren’t that scary once you get to know them. 🙂