Some of the fabrics that I had pre-ordered last year are finally starting to trickle in – like this fabulous Blocked Retro French Terry from Blended Threads.
This was one of my first experiences buying form Blended Threads and I was not disappointed (it did take FOREVER for the fabric to get here, but that had more to do with Canadian and US postal services running slow)! This French Terry is some of the beefiest that I’ve worked with, but it still has great stretch and a luxurious feel on the exterior…. I immediately had regrets that I did not buy more. I knew that when I bought this that I wanted to make some sort of retro shirt (maybe even a sweatshirt) so I decided to mash up my concept together to make this – a modified Jalie 3355 sweatshirt. I used the body of the shirt “as is”, but lengthened the bands (the cuffs by 2″, the waistband by 9″) so that they fitted more like a shirt in these areas.
Unfortunately, I could have used another 1/2 yard of this fabric so that I could have matched the sleeve stripes to the shirt, but I think I like the placement of them as they are. Overall, I’m just in love with the end result of this shirt – it reminds me of the Kodak stripes, but muted. Hence, this shirt will forever be named, The Kodak Sweatshirt.
- Pattern: Jalie 3355 (stash)
- Fabric: Blended Threads French Terry, $33.16
- Notions (stash)
- Total Project Price, $33.16