MBM - Maria Denmark Kirsten Kimono Tee
Maria Denmark Kirsten Kimono Tee
Why this pattern?
It's a t-shirt (see above). It needs less than a metre of fabric. It's quick. It's free as a download when you subscribe to the Maria Denmark newsletter.
A viscose/lycra remnant from a long-ago project that has been simmering in deep stash for a number of years.
I cut a medium according to my high bust measurement. There aren't any finished garment measurements, but the pattern notes it is designed with negative ease. On measuring, I estimated the finished bust measurement to be 2 cm less than the bust measurement. So I did a 4cm FBA using Sandra Betzina's "pop" technique from her book Fast Fit (that technique alone was worth the price of the book).
None. The directions for attaching the neckline binding are the best I've come across, and I've sewn a few t-shirts.
New to me skills
None - this one didn't stretch me.
High fives to me for..
"What was I thinking?" moments
The twin needled hems and stitching around the neckline were a bit ripply. Since I made this, I've sewn other knits with better twin needle results because I wound back the tension a tad.
Will I be making this again?
Yes, I quite like this t-shirt.
What would I change next time?
A bit longer perhaps. Also, I'd like to see if I can address the wrinking between the neck and bust. Not sure if this is a fit issue, or the viscose/lycra straining to drape.
How hard was it to get a decent photo of this? My daughter has been the photographer these school holidays, and she is quite happy to snap away. I think she took 44 photos. The only decent one was the one above. This other photo that wasn't too bad, but you can see the photographer reflected behind me..
I, along with a lot of other people, have been pretty critical of some of Burdastyle's shot selection at times. Based on today's effort, though, I can well believe some of those photos that don't show the clothes off very well are the best available, the rest having the model squinting, skirts flying up, wind, rain, just looking plain weird etc etc. Sorry Burda, all is forgiven