Apologies for butchering that famous quote, but I have my reasons…
I have been making Mark some t-shirts out of cotton knit that I am sick of looking at. I pulled out several pieces that were manly enough in colour and have been beavering away with the Men’s Metro T-shirt from Leisl & Co. One of the pieces was brown and I’m not much of a brown person so happily cut it out. Then I realised that this was a piece of gorgeous silk jersey.
I didn’t have enough fabric to make this one long sleeved. I love these photos, he put his hand on his hip and left it there, even when he had clearly lost interest in the whole photoshoot activity!
In addition to the brown, I have made two blue long sleeved shirts and a combination of red and blue made from scraps, which he is not allowed to wear in public!
This one looks weird because I rotated the photo.
What can I say about this pattern? It takes just over an hour to make up on the overlocker and that includes moving it to coverstitch mode. I was going to go into production mode, but the first shirt (size medium) was a little small, the next (size large) was still a bit small, and the third (XL) was just right. Now I have my sizing sorted, I can make them with gay abandon, but am now a bit short of knit.
This is where the “fabulous fabric corrupts absolutely” comes in, because he has asked for more silk t-shirts as they feel light and wonderful. I see an expensive trip to Tessuti or the Fabric Store on my upcoming visit to Sydney, but you know what? He’s worth it :)!
I should just mention that I managed to stashbust 6.75 metres of knit fabric on four t-shirts. A win!
7 thoughts on “Fabric corrupts, fabulous fabric corrupts absolutely”
I totally agree: silk knit is pure luxury and I understand Mark to request more of these. Such a lovely corruption!
Lucky Mark wearing that silk jersey! I like the detail on the pocket of the blue t-shirt.
I can understand why Mark would want more of the gorgeous silk jersey and those t-shirts looks great.
I actually love the one that you have prohibited from public view. It is very cool.
Silk jersey is just the best–not at all surprised Mark likes it so much. I love your charming photos of him and am inspired to try to get my husband to pose as patiently as this . . .
He’s a lucky bloke.