- Size small lengthened at the waist by 1″
- My right shoulder has a sloping shoulder adjustment
- I raised the necklined 1/2″
- I shortened the sleeves 1″
- I took a little bit from the side front at the hem since most of my hip measurement is in my backside.
Cotton Spandex Jersey – that shrunk in the wash
Rayon Spandex Jersey – that shrunk in the wash
Cotton Spandex Jersey – that did not shrink in the wash
Lightweight Bamboo Rayon Spandex
Here’s the comparison of me wearing each tee. These were all taken on the same day in consecutive order. I’m wearing the same pants, underwear, and shoes. You can see a big difference in how they fit me. The gray tee is the softest with a really nice drape. The turquoise, white graphic, and peach have the best thickness and are the easiest to sew. The white graphic has hardly any drape at all. The looser tees are great for fitted bottoms. The fitted tees I wear with both loose and fitted bottoms. The gray and the turquoise are almost too long. The gray and the floral have less recovery so the necklines are lower. I often am adjusting those during the day because they feel too low.
I wear most of them half tucked at the front because they are either too long or too short. I do wear all of them, but I’m going to do something to the floral and peach tee to lengthen them slightly. I don’t like how short they are and was really surprised that they shrunk so much in the wash.
Learn How to Sew Your Own Clothes
- If you want to learn how to sew your own clothing you need to start somewhere. These are the Things I Wish I Could Tell Myself Before I Started Sewing. They will help any beginner who wants to learn how to sew.
- Then you can read some Tips to Start Sewing Clothing.
- Once you start you’ll get better at using a sewing machine, but you’ll make clothing that you might not wear or love. I made every mistake and this is How to Sew Clothing You’ll Love. (Avoid my mistakes!)
- As you get better and better you’ll need to learn How to Choose Fabric for Sewing Clothes and the Best Fabrics for Sewing Clothing. I recommend fabrics that I love, but you’ll find the fabric you love the best.
- You can use paper patterns which are great to buy on sale or you can use PDF patterns which are great for instant gratification. There are lots of Different Ways to Assemble PDF Patterns so you need to find what works for you.
- Lastly, when you are sewing your own clothing and you are drawn to lots of different printed fabric, you need to learn How to Make a Versatile Handmade Wardrobe + Free Printable so that all the items in your wardrobe can coordinate with another item of clothing and be worn!