Wednesday, October 31, 2012
I used a fake vinyl leather with a knit backing for the sleeves and a thermal knit for the body. I wore it for about 30 minutes before the clamminess of the non-breathable vinyl became unbearable. I could cut off the sleeves into a short-sleeved T-shirt, but do I need a thermal knit short-sleeved shirt? It went into the GoodWill bag.
BTW, I used Kwik Sew 2555, a basic non-fitted T-shirt pattern. The dropped shoulders and looser fit belong to an earlier era. My measurements place me between a S and a M and I cut a straight size M. With the stretchy thermal knit, I should have cut a S.
As with most Kwik Sew patterns, this is a well-drafted pattern. You may need to alter the neck binding length to suit the stretch and recovery of your fabric and check the bicep measurement against your own for comfort. Those are minor quibbles.
I bought 3 yards of the thermal knit (for a whopping $2.39/yd at Fabrix) so I had plenty for experimentation and one shirt that I plan to wear a lot. Good foresight.
Have a safe and happy Halloween. I hope it is not too soggy for the kids to go trick or treating.