Brrrrrr! Jeepers, creepers. Coldest week this winter? The meteorologists ain’t kidding.
My sewing timing could not be more perfect. I’ve finished sewing this boxy T-shirt from The Maker’s Atelier magazine, just in time for our cold snap. The jersey – quilted, bouncy and structural – was bought at Guthrie & Ghani.
The top is paired with my B6178 wool culottes, which have become my emergency warm clothes for extreme temperatures. Paired with a pair of wool tights, they keep me super-cozy. The fit of these culottes is brilliant. Don’t forget – this pattern came FREE with a copy of Love Sewing magazine. Dig out your May 2017 copy.
In harder weather conditions, I often wear the culottes with my V9275 bomber jacket. I’ve worn this coat – ooh – pretty much every day since I finished sewing it! A coat of uber magnificence. And so easy to sew! You really need to make one.
Not convinced? Look how much fun you can have whilst wearing it…
But back to the boxy T-shirt. It’s a quick and easy, but satisfying sew that you can squeeze out of a metre of fabric. A note around fit – I lengthened mine by three whole inches. Otherwise, I cut to my measurements. I particularly love the split hem.
I’ve made two of these in jersey. Not the easiest item to photograph for a blog post BUT an item’s success or failure should not be judged by blogging demands alone. I love my structural top; it feels very Cos and cosy.
Now, I really want to make another boxy T-shirt in a drapey woven. It could look utterly different again. I have an entire outfit quite strongly in mind. Do you ever have that thunderbolt vision of an outfit that you’d like to sew and know in your bones could work? I’d say it only happens two or three times a year for me, but when it does happen … gotta scratch that itch!
More to come.