I’m loving Dorcas’s new black T-shirt. Thank you for sharing j.jill’s method of making a T-shirt. I’m definitely going to use it! Follow my fellow Texan’s sewing adventures at Lone Star Couture.
What item in a wardrobe is more basic than the T-shirt? It can transition from flea market to cocktail simply by changing from jeans and flats to a skirt and heels. Well, and maybe a little spritz of your fragrance after powdering your nose!
I have had this j.jill tee for probably 10 years. It’s so ratty I don’t wear it any longer but I’ve hung on to it because one day I wanted to clone it. Roz’s invitation to participate in her Basics series was just the impetus I needed.
Here is a comparison of the old and new:
What I love about the j.jill shirt is the double layer front that creates a soft, becoming V-neck eliminating the need for neck binding, which on a V-neck can be fiddly. The best part of it, however, is the beefy rayon knit from Sew Much Fabric! I plan on buying this in every color that Roz stocks.
All I did was cut 2 fronts and use one for a facing and then treating them as one. At the back neck I made a binding from shoulder to shoulder. Easy peasy.
I wore the tail off of this shirt in Morocco. It’s a great layering piece as proven in this picture taken in the Atlas mountains. It was one of 7, yes seven, shirts I had on that day because it was so cold.
As noted above, a basic tee can go from work…
to an evening out in no time!