The Boxy T-shirt from Maker’s Atelier magazine is drafted for stretch fabrics, but could you make it in a woven? With a little bit of tweaking, YES!
The short version of amends:
- I went down a size in the body of the T-shirt
- But I extended the width of the sleeves (the pattern encourages you to check your bicep measurements if you want to make this in a woven)
- I lengthened the body by three inches
- I drafted facings for the neckline
So remember. Go down a size on the body and grade up on the sleeves.
Isn’t the Liberty silk beautiful? The print is inspired by parrots at Mount Stewart Castle in Scotland and sadly I can’t find any online links. Shout below if you can find any!
The top is twinned with my The Maker’s Atelier stretch pencil skirt from their book. The skirt is made from a stretch fabric, which is both insane AND awesome – you can see a few more details here. I REALLY recommend this pattern and intend to make more iterations.
A few tips for sewing with silk:
- Use a fine microtex needle
- Choose a longer stitch length
- If you want accurate cutting out, cut your silk between layers of paper. (I didn’t!)
- Press with a cool iron and press cloth
Okay, over to you guys! Are you tempted to make a silk top from a pattern drafted for jersey? Honestly, I recommend it.