Fabric corrupts, fabulous fabric corrupts absolutely

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!

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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

  1. I totally agree: silk knit is pure luxury and I understand Mark to request more of these. Such a lovely corruption!

  2. 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 . . .

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