Purple and Houndstooth tshirt

This week’s Sew Weekly challenge was UFOs. Those projects you’ve had lying around, languishing in corners, and more-or-less forgotten about. Sadly enough, I have quite a few of these, with their date of starting ranging from around 2 to around 10 years ago. Oops! So it’s quite a timely challenge for me.

I’m hoping to get at least a couple of the UFOs I’ve got piled up finished off this week as part of the challenge. (Sadly it’s been a super-busy week at work, so my original plan of finishing one a day hasn’t happened at all!)

First on the list – a purple and houndstooth long-sleeved tshirt. I’m not entirely sure when I started this tshirt, but I’m guessing it would have been anywhere from 3-5 years ago. Hmmm. Anyway, a quick hour in front of the overlocker, and it’s now finished! Finally!

The purple and houndstooth tshirt

The Facts

Fabric: Cotton/lycra blend (or maybe cotton/poly blend?). Can’t remember where it was from or how much either fabric was, so no price details sorry!
Pattern: A fitted top pattern I drafted back in 2001 from my measurements.
Year: 2000’s.
Notions: none
Time to complete: Somewhere between 1-2 hours
Will I wear it? Probably not. I think this one is going into a clothes swap giveaway pile!

Total cost: I’m not really sure! But at a guess, no more than $9

I’m not too sure what I think of this top. I love the purple. And I love the houndstooth. But according to Steve, they look “stupid” together. Hmmm. I’m not entirely sure I agree with him, but what I can agree with is that this top just doesn’t fit me properly. I’ve lost weight since I cut it out, and it shows around the chest/arms of the top. While I’m fine with it being a bit loose everywhere else, extra fabric in those areas just looks a bit weird.

So, I’m not too sure I’ll wear it. I’ll think about it. But I suspect it’s going to be going into a clothes swap pile, as it’s definitely not an “I love this!” garment.

But still, it’s no longer lying around, making me feel guilty for not finishing it! It’s now complete, and living it’s life as it was meant to be – as one entire garment, rather than a selection of pieces! Now I just need to find a new home for it, where it will be loved as it should be.

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3 responses to “Purple and Houndstooth tshirt

  1. I like the purple and the houndstooth, but I suppose if it doesn’t grab you as a piece to keep, then it will find a happy home somewhere else. But I’d certainly disagree with the “stupid” designation. Glad you got it done! I need to really tackle all of my UFOs.

  2. I was just thinking that I was jealous of your skills, as I think this top looks amazing. Really, I think it’s great.

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