After weeks of patient but persistent requests, I continued my serger high this weekend and finally made my fiance BurdaStyle’s Pete teeshirt in gorgeously soft bamboo knit from Wazoodle we bought back in August (I sewed the brown bamboo into a wrap dress and leg-of-mutton top already).

Since we were over at our friends’ place for a barbecue anyway, I let James have his photoshoot with his two favourite things – cats and beer! Whatta guy…

The shirt was ridiculously easy and only took an hour from cutting to wearing, and the fit is fantastic. No instructions or size chart are included in the free download, but both are instead documented in this How To. I used the general serging order of construction outlined here, though, as I found the How To’s order to be a bit… odd.

The neckband is also omitted so I made myself one that’s 2/3rds the length of the neck opening (for the above shirt in Large, mine measured 25.5cm by 5cm, with 5/8” seam allowances included) and folded it in half and serged it on.

It looks a bit plain (but wrinkled from throwing it in a bag to get to said friends’ place!), but this is what he wanted for this bamboo. If I make any more (perhaps with some of the rainbow of cotton interlock from Pennine Outdoor?), we might have to break out the screenprinting kit and finally have our way with it. Unless anyone knows a UK source of freezer paper that’s less than £8?

Continuing on this summer sewing haul, I finished the last little bit of the BWOF tulip skirt before work this morning, so I should have a photoshoot for you shortly, along with a lovely transatlantic photoshoot of my mom in her blue KnipMode gathered top!

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