Monday, August 3, 2009

T-shirts for Seth...

I just love that feeling of being productive. It seems that I have used a lot of time to organize my creativity and get to the depth of the subject, but I am starting to feel that it is now paying off. I have always known that it would pay off, but I have just never been in a situation where I could afford spending so much time on the details.

A while ago I worked on a good T-shirt pattern. It seems that I lot of the patterns or even finished garments I had seen didn't have the proportions that I like. I like a narrow T-shirt where the ease in the body and the sleeves are harmonic. On long sleeved T-shirts I like to have a long body and on Short sleeves I like to have a short body. I have made the pattern in two different versions. One for very stretchy fabrics and one for not so stretchy fabrics, like velours. It was also important for me that the T-shirts would be quick to make

So yesterday I made a lot of T-shirts for Seth. Don't you just love the feeling of folding up newly made clothes and putting it in the closet...




Seth really loves elephants so of course I had to make a couple of T-shirts in this elephant fabric.




My personal favorite are the cream coloured ones with the contrasting colour on the seam. They have this old school kind of feeling. I think they will be great in the fall with a knitted vest on top.




I made one in velours for colder days... It is just so soft...




I want to make sure that my patterns all have the information I need. For example I like to know what kind of slope I have used to make the pattern. I also find it important to know the total amount of pieces and that all the pieces has information of size and so on. I decided to make pre printed labels like you can see on the picture. Looking at the label with its mixture of danish and English words I realize now that I have started to use a lot of English words in my technical language, I guess that's what happen when your study material is English...


9 comments:

lyckoskatt said...

you are brilliant as always!

could you please tell me where you got the lovely white fabric? ive been looking for something like it but have yet been unsuccesful.

Marie-Louise said...

Det er virkelig nogle skønne ting du får lavet. Jeg ville ønske at jeg selv kunne lave mønstrer som passer efter mit hoved :-) Dejlige stoffer.
Jeg kender virkelig godt følelsen af at folde nylavet tøj sammen. Den er herlig.

megan said...

i love your work and your presentation. when it comes to sewing i am interested, what are your english study materials?

d said...

oh dear mette!
your work is sooo fascinating and motivating - really really great, it seems everything you do, is so clearly, so well thought, so well prepared - I really appreciate your work and your talent!!!
...and a little bit I envy your son - or is your country totally free of all this cluttering toy-themes like spongebob, hellokitty, cars whatever?
warmest regards from Austria

Ulrika said...

S U P E R F I N A ! ! !

Mette, vart får du all energi ifrån? Jag behöver alla tips!

/Lite trött svenska

timshel said...

these are all so wonderful! I really love all of your work and read your blog often for inspiration and instigation as an artist/mama. I really admire your inclination to learn from the basics up whichever type of "making" you are drawn to in the moment. I feel this way too about the projects in my ow life. I was wondering what were some of the books you learned your sewing skills from. Specifically for clothing ?

Katrine K said...

Kjempefine, akkurat som alle de andre tingene du lager..!

Emily said...

so cute!

Villblomsten said...

Kjempeflotte :-)