I had one goal in making this TRT: checking the fit after the Pink Lace Tee disappointed me with its drag lines. But I may as well have a little fun too, eh?
My fabric is an ITY purchased I think about a year ago. I like the blue color but was undecided about the print both when I purchased it and when it arrived. It just didn’t say me. While I wasn’t thrilled about the fabric, I knew it would be an excellent test, being of the same fabric previously good TRT’s were constructed with, or if something is wrong with the pattern I won’t be upset if this doesn’t turn out well.
The fun bit is adding a 6″ lace to the bottom of the sleeves and hem.
Oh and adding a keyhole neckline. There must be hundreds of ways to make and finish a keyhole, I have a whole Pinterest board of them. I chose to create the keyhole with a facing
and bind the edge of the neck, slip stitching across the open keyhole space.
I’m happy to say this fabric cut from the same exact pattern version as the Pink Lace fits as nicely as ever.
I’m also happy that the print looks nicer in garment form then it did as flat fabric. I’m not entirely sure my blouse is finished, even though it needs no further stitching. I’m looking at the visible proportion of lace to bodice.
I like the swish and fell but I think there is just too much visible lace.
or maybe not enough?
I’m also thinking, I might like a bit more shaping. Maybe some elastic at the waist? Not sure and of course, if I don’t fix it soon, it will be like this until it goes into the trash.
PS I have the TRT down pat. Even with the extra steps required for keyhole-neckline and lace hems, I had this done in 4 hours from start to finish. Yeah! Love TNT’s! Yeah!!!!
PPS Re Fitting: I see hints of the issues which plagued me on the Pink Lace TRT. Partly I think I have a posture issue in addition to one shoulder being lower than the other. It’s been noted that I may have one leg shorter than the other. I never seem to be straight in the pics; always leaning slightly to one side. I also tend to stand with my weight on one leg or the other. When I purposely stand with the weight evenly on both hips/legs and feet about shoulder-width apart, the drag lines just don’t appear. But, I do have unnecessary ease through the body of the garment. I want a little more ease. I want the garment to skim my tummy and hips doing no more than indicate I have such assets. Also, this is a basic T-shirt design. It’s even named Tee which is derived from men’s Tee shirts which are unfitted (and men often wear one size too small in order to show off their own assets.) IOW it’s supposed to have excess ease. So far, I’ve worked on variations to the basic pattern. Now I may work on introducing a little more shape. Just for fun. KWIM?