One of my goals at the beginning of the summer was to make myself a couple of knit shirts. After my last in-store purchase, I decided that I don't like buying knit shirts from the store for 2 reasons:
- I don't like spending more than $15 for a shirt and that can't buy me high quality goods. They wear out too fast. I have a few clothing staples that I have had for 10-15 years (they cost me much more than $15 back then but I was single and childless and had no better reason on which to spend). I wish $15 could buy me that.
- I can't stand being the same as someone else. It drives me crazy to see someone else wearing my shirt (yes, even if I don't have it on). So really the only way for me to even have a shot at 100% uniqueness is to design and create my own.
- Cut out two pieces of the fabric using the back of another shirt as a pattern. Build the straps into the pattern.
- Cut out the desired neckline from the front piece. I chose a v-neck for this one.
- Serge the sides of the front and back pieces together up to the sleeve holes.
- Try on and tie the straps.
So here I have my first summer knit shirt built completely from scratch just in time for