DIY for Curiøsa starts at the very beginning: with a design idea and the development of a suitable pattern. Nearly all of the patterns I use have been developped by myself. Only if I want to sew something very quick for myself, I sometimes use ready-made patterns. But most of the time I prefer experimenting and trying out new ideas that are on my mind.
When I found this beautiful GOTS-certified jersey cloth @lebenskleidung, I decided to get some to make a couple of t-shirts and dresses out of it. Today I’d like to show you the becoming of the t-shirt 🙂
You don’t need much to sew a t-shirt: about half a meter of your preferred fabric, about 30 centimetres of bias tape for the shoulders to prevent them from wearing out and that’s it. You start with ironing the bias tape on to the shoulder seams and then you sew the shoulders together.
After that you sew the side seams and the sleeve caps:
For the shoulders, the side seams and the sleeve caps I use an overlock, especially when working with jersey cloth, so the seams stay flexible. For the hem and the neckline I use a normal sewing machine with a twin needle:
Of course also the labels are handmade 🙂 I screenprinted them a while ago in different colours.
Here you can see the finished product:
If you like it, you can order it at the shop. If you don’t find your size, don’t hesitate to send me a message. I am always producing on a small scale, but requests for other sizes or colours are always welcome!
My soundtrack of the day while sewing: