The “Simply Slinky” T-Shirt | Sarah Gabbart
Fabric: I think it’s georgette, but I am stumped as to where I bought it or how much I paid – yay stash?
Pattern: Salme Patterns – Loose Fitting Pleated T-Shirt
Year: c. 2011
Time to complete: 2 hours
First worn: December 2011
Wear again? Absolutely!
Total Cost: $?!?
This has been a crazy fall, friends. I swear that it was August yesterday and today it’s somehow the week before Christmas?!?!? What?!? It’s so crazy, that I totally took it down to the wire with this week’s challenge – thank goodness it was a “do whatever!” week, because this T-shirt and it’s less than 2 hour construction saved my behind after I got behind in my to dos this week.
I stumbled across a slew of awesome PDF pattern sites this weekend (thanks to Pinterest)- Victory Patterns, Pattern Runway and Salme Patterns. Merry Christmas to me – I went BANANAS in these shops y’all. After gorging myself on beautiful, affordable patterns, I decided to get my booty in gear and make one already.
I decided on the Pleated T-Shirt by Salme because it was A) adorable and B) I had some lovely georgette in my stash that needed a good project. Two hours later, I was wearing my T-shirt and going “Heck yeah!” in the mirror. God Bless PDFs.
The project was very simple – I marked the pleats, stitched down the center so that it’s easier to find the pleat line, sewed them together, and assembled the shirt. It was super easy, quick and I only said one swear the whole time (thanks for the burn steamy iron!). I highly recommend this pattern for anyone who is wanting a chic but minimal top no matter what their sewing level.
Now to start next week’s challenge project – a week early so that I don’t get carried away with Christmas! Happy holidays y’all!