Ultimate Hourglass T-Shirt

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I'm most proud of the fact that I had my first attempt at colour blocking and my aim was to create an hourglass effect which I did. I also made the skirt to go with the top so as I had a complete outfit. I used the same black knit fabric that I used in the top. The skirt is self drafted and fits perfectly and I think the length compliments my top. I've blogged about my project here http://chrislucas.com.au/posts/vogue-8793-the-hourglass-tshirt/ What advice would you give someone starting this project? I say just have some fun with this pattern and with what you learned from the class. Katherine & Marcy share a lot of great tips and really give you the confidence to experiment and give things a try. The Vogue 8793 pattern is a great pattern and once you know you've got the fit right you can have some fun with it and change things around and be confident that you'll still get a great fitting t-shirt that you can really dress up or down and still have a t-shirt that will look great and most of all be comfortable to wear. Have fun :)

What you will need

  • Fabric from my stash. A burnout stretch knit print and the plain black knit is a similar weight.

Q&A with Chris Lucas

HellyH asked:
I love your top and skirt they look fab. Well done.
Chris Lucas answered:
Thank you for the lovely compliment :)
JennSauer asked:
Great job on the blocking! It's a great technique and the hourglass shape is really flattering!
Chris Lucas answered:
Thanks Jenn. This was my first go at colour blocking and I'm really happy with how it turned out :)
Aromagal1 asked:
Nice job there! Be proud of that set.
Chris Lucas answered:
Thanks and I'm really happy with this outfit. I've had a few people want me to make them one as well lol
Cheryl Lemmons asked:
Chris, you look fabulous and the t-shirt and skirt are beautiful. What an elegant casual outfit. I'm sure you'll wear this one a lot.
Chris Lucas answered:
Thanks Cheryl, I actually wore this last night to our work Christmas dinner and had some lovely compliments, it was so comfortable and perfect for wearing out for dinner :)
Pat Mitchell asked:
Very flattering, beautiful fabric. Well done.
Chris Lucas answered:
Thanks for the lovely feedback Pat :)