Giving New Look to Normal Clothes
All through the fashion history, the most celebrated pieces of work have been those, which took the monotonous outfits and highlighted them with a new set of ideas and patterns. Simple cuts on sleeves, lowered necklines, altered lengths of tops are the few examples that have rejuvenated the most tedious and dispassionate clothes into the hottest known chic stuffs.
Even simple clothes like a T-shirt can be made trendy and attention grabbing with a mere touch of creativity. The word ‘T-shirt‘ may conjure up images of men’s cotton / poly undershirt. But with your ingenuity and a little sharpness, you can produce its customized version of a ready-to-wear trendy T-shirt that could fetch you a price tag lying less. And if a T-shirt is well made and beautifully shaped, it can be the glue that holds your ’90s wardrobe together, worn just as easily with a suit as with jeans.
When you sew your versatile T-shirts, you can refine the fit, alter necklines and shaping to flatter your figure, use beautiful fabrics, arid add fine details. Fitting and adjusting are easy when you follow a few simple guidelines.
A word about fabrics
To sew a T-shirt that looks like better ready-to-wear, you will need to seek out fine-quality knit fabrics. Since knits do not have much bolt appeal, keep an eye out for especially nice ones. And take a look at ready-made garments that you like for shaping, details and other ideas. The existing styles can induce you to create a mark of your own in the world of fashion.
T-shirts can be made from many knit fabrics, including cotton, wool, velour, cashmere, panne velvet, Lycra blends and fleece. Do not worry if you do not have access to the matching ribbings and trims that manufacturers have made to their specifications. A narrow, self-fabric, bound neck edge gives a fine finish to a shirt of this quality.
For fall T-shirts, shift to slightly heftier knits, made from wool jersey, velour, sweater knits and thermal cottons. There are a few techniques to control stretch and get smooth hems and edges. Test each fabric you sew and keep a record of what worked for future reference. If you make a few T-shirts each season, you will have a collection of tops and a few refined patterns to use and wear again and again. And you can endlessly vary style, sleeve length and neckline.