Another #2018makenine is ticked off my list! This time, I used t-shirting from my stash to try out the new Tilly and the Buttons book Stretch!
- Pattern name: Frankie t-shirt – Stretch! book
- Variation/Style: Short sleeved
- Design House: Tilly and the Buttons / Tilly Walnes
- Size I made: 4
T-shirting I got from Fabricland well over a year ago…
While it is a simple make, it is slightly more challenging than a basic beginner’s pattern as t-shirting is not as stable as other knit fabrics. I was concerned about the raglan sleeves, but they turned out to be simple. The curved hem is a bit challenging, but I used some hemming tape to keep it in place as I sewed.
The instructions are really clear and helpful. I didn’t go wrong at any point and it is probably due to the directions being so well laid out in the book.
I made a straight size 4. I didn’t make any adjustments and I find it’s a comfortable fit.
This t-shirt is very comfortable. I’m a big fan of raglan sleeves and they’re beautiful ones on this pattern. The curved hem (with a lower back hem) is a lovely feature too. It’s a decent length too.
I completed this top in half a day, which included tracing the pieces out, and I’m not a fast sewer! It’s a really quick make.
I love this top and can’t wait to make more with other fabrics in my stash!
I recorded a review of the pattern as well: