As per the theme of my blog, when I saw the opportunity to get involved in Linda of Nice Dress! Thanks I made it’s Designin’ December challenge, I couldn’t wait to get myself on net-a-porter and have a browse through those lovely expensive things for a make which I’m planning to wear on New Years Eve. As I’m co-hosting a house party this year, I wanted comfy and casual as well as a bit of a talking point – Enter Clu’s gorgeous but eye wateringly expensive silkly lovely jersey tshirt with feather trim. (£215!!!)
Now if anything was ever me, this is it. A black tshirt? Me. Goes great with jeans? Me. Fancy bits? Me!
I dug out a not-quite-so-plain-its-boring tshirt pattern from Simplicity that I haven’t made since the start of the year and got to work.
I love the yoke and open back detailing on this top and I’ve got three already. I chose a glittery fabric from my stash rather than plain black, because you know, party! I sized it down to an extra small for a more close fitting top, and I also folded the shirt hem up to a straight line for a more cropped look. (I’ve already shortened the pattern once – made up as per the original this was more of a tunic on me).
I used bias binding on the edges and neck instead of facings – they seem a bit unnecessary on such a simple throw on t-shirt and it sped it up considerably! And I’ll admit it was unintentional but as an afterthought, with a slightly shear fabric the larger facings would have showed through!
Finally adding the cheap as chips feathers around the sleeves by hand, I’d consider this a job well done! Did I mention this was a stash buster and so it cost me a grand total of….£2.80. (A saving of £212.20. Ridiculous).
Happy New Year everyone, it’s party time! (I couldn’t wait til New Year to wear it, so I took it out on Christmas Eve too – my most complimented make ever! Thanks to everyone who came over and told me my blog was cool!)
P.S Has anyone ever washed these feathers? Will they survive even hand washing?