Sunday, October 21, 2012

Boring bloke sewing ...

I've been stressed and busy with a lot of things, including a trip home at short notice last weekend, so my sewing has suffered a little.  I've had no mind for anything too difficult, so I churned out three TNT garments in 24 hours.

I actually remembered to photograph these shirts before I sent them off.  Grant needed some lightweight long sleeve loose cotton  tops because he works outdoors in the sun.  They are all from KS3250 which I've made more times than I can count over the years. 




This is a well used TNT pattern long ago adjusted to fit Grant's big chest and shoulders and shorter torso.  The camo version is quilting cotton that I bought for $10 a metre about 4 years ago, the striped version is from an old sheet (I even cut it so the hem of the sheet is the hem of the shirt) and the blue poplin has been in my stash for about a century and the thread was all leftover from other projects, making all three essentially free shirts.  They're even already packed and ready to post in the morning.

8 comments:

Victoria said...

Wow! Nice shirts, low to cost and a quick turnaround! That spells sewing success. Glad you're able to do some sewing despite your busy schedule.

Sharon said...

Great shirts and so good they were free. Sorry to hear that life is giving the heabies again, take care of yourself.

velosewer said...

Now you can get on with other more exciting projects. These are pretty impressive too - in just 24 hours!

Gail said...

I'm impressed with your productivity.

prttynpnk said...

Such well-sewn selflessness deserves textile rewards for you!!

tropicalthreads said...

They look great! I especially like the stripey one.

Projects like this make me feel great - make you feel very productive, as well as so virtuous for making things for other people. Nice once in a while :-)

Sheila said...

Cool shirts and really like the idea of using a sheet.

Carolyn said...

You have been productive! and these do look perfect for working out in the hot sun. I'm sure he will be thrilled at your thoughtfulness :)