I needed to find a use for the leftover punched leatherette fabric that I used to make the dungaree dress so, with a couple of hours spare on a Saturday morning, I whipped up a leather look t-shirt.
I’d bought this Vogue V8916 sewing pattern for the skirt suit but, as it turns out, it’s great value for money as this T-Shirt pattern is a real gem! (I haven’t got round to making the suit yet.)
There are only four pattern pieces and no difficult joins. The sleeves need a bit of easing but only a very minimal amount. It took me less than two hours to cut out the pattern, the fabric and sew it all together. I’m a size 10 but in patterns I’m always a size 12 (wah!) , this fits slightly baggy but that means it sits quite well as it is looser (doesn’t cling to any lumps and bumps either). I’m planning on making more of these soon – definitely a tartan one! The great thing is, there are loads of variations that can be made – adding a peter pan collar or pocket patches for example or adding complementing bias binding around the neck and hem or even creating a cropped version.
For no reason, here’s me wiggling…