As I’ve gone from full-time teacher to stay/work at home mom this year, it has come to my attention that my wardrobe is…lacking. So today I’m going to show you how I started to remedy that with a colorblock t-shirt tutorial and pattern.
I mean, I had the dress pants or skirt/work shirt look down, and now I’m feeling a little lost. So I did what any sane person would do to get wardrobe inspiration – I started pinning, of course!
This shirt caught my eye – source: sheinside.com
Except I didn’t like the colors – the white stripe looks a little too much like a pageant sash to me. But I like the draping – especially since I have not been able to get rid of the extra skin around the tummy since I had Bean. My weight is the same, but there’s this stubborn muffin top that I am too busy to attack. And so I find myself wearing lots of looser items than I did pre-baby.
- 2/3 yard of main color knit fabric
- 1/2 yard of each contrast color knit fabric
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It should look like this when the front is done
If there are any wonky bits on the side edges where the seams didn’t quite match right, just trim.
You’ll notice the front is quite a bit wider than the back. That’s what gives it its drape. Assemble as normal, matching shoulders, inserting sleeves, and sewing down the underarms and sides.
I left to edges unfinished – no hemming necessary since I was using interlock. If you use jersey and it rolls and you don’t like that look, you could add a narrow hem.
And that’s it!
It looks a little different on me than Molly because that wench adopted instead of birthing her baby mannequin, so she doesn’t have the muffin top and her boobs are all perky. And she likes to rub that in.
But I think this particular top actually looks better on me than her. Take that, wench!
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