Bow Back shirt – yes, another

Basic black bow back shirt.  My modified tonic tee, of course.

Boring right, but, closer to filling my closet with basic tops.  I modified the back neckline because it felt like the bow was pulling in at my shoulders.  It feels a touch too wide, but maybe I’ll just lower the bottom part to compensate.  I’ll have to wear it a while and see what I’ll do.  Plus, my result will be different with other knits.

The fabric is from the National City Swap meet.  There is a lady there that sometimes sells a bag of fabric for $5!  Most are 1 yard or less and often have printing errors, or holes, but for experiments, and muslins it is fantastic.  It also forces me to think creatively about what I will do with it. I bought 2 bags last time and I think I’ve sewn through 75% of it!

This fabric’s fiber content feels like a beefy cotton/spandex.

I will need to make more of these, but I don’t think I need to post any more of these, they all look the same.  I’ll try to make a different one next time, like a different colored bow or something.

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Tonic Tee

I was searching for a TNT tee shirt pattern.  I tried drafting my own, but it was a big failure.  I ran across the Tonic tee.  It fit very well without any modifications.  I think I do need to make some kind of cheater FBA. I think I have found my TNT tee! Yay! Happy dance.

I made a gray version.

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A green version. Apologies for the crazy hair.  It was a windy day.

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and a modified version which deserves it’s own post.