When I was cutting out my white Issy top, I ended up with a decent amount of fabric leftover due to the single-layer fabric layout. Annoyingly, it wasn’t quite enough to cut out a whole teeshirt. But at the same time, I didn’t want to just put the excess back into my scraps stash as I knew I’d be less likely to do anything with it as time went on. I’m finally learning that I should use the excess at the same time to increase my chances of wearing it!
Luckily, white pairs with just about everything, and I found the last bits of my failed Rauha dress (most of which I turned into a vest top last summer), and the mustard bamboo jersey was a very similar weight to this MeetMILK Tencel jersey from Lamazi Fabrics (the Shell colourway is no longer in stock but other colours are!). I decided it’d be fun to combine the two to create a vintage-style “ringer tee”.
I used my TNT teeshirt pattern, the “Loose Fitting Top Block” from my Sew Your Own Activewear book, cutting the front and back from the white jersey, and the neckband and sleeves from the mustard jersey. And it’s as simple as that!
I may add a heat set vinyl motif onto this tee at some point in the future if the feeling strikes me and I find a vinyl colour that coordinates nicely with the mustard. Or I might just leave it like this, who knows?
In any case, it’s nice to end up with a bonus teeshirt at the end of a sewing project, don’t you think?