happy new year - it's another simplicity 1366! my others are here, here and here. i really like the style of this pattern and how easily it comes together.
i got this whale fabric at darn cheap fabrics at a blogger meet up in melbourne just before christmas. i had seen the white colour way in the dcf online shop previously and although i kind of liked it i couldn't imagine what i would make with it.
at the dcf store they had the mint green colour way with a photograph of a designer whale tee - i really should have paid more attention though as i can't remember who the designer was. i figured i should be able to get a short sleeved tee out of 80cm, so for the sake of $13 i should give it a go.
i'm really happy with how it turned out, but realise that whales won't be everyones cup of tea!
the dcf website says that the white colour way is a knit fabric with stretch. however the mint green colour way that i purchased has no stretch. to accommodate this and ensure that the back sat nicely i made a high low hem line (future ernest notes: add 2 1/4" to back and 1.5" to front to make high low hem line).
for the neckline binding i use a single strip of ponte (rather than doubled as per the instructions) to save on bulk. i cut the strip using a rotary cutter so the finish is pretty good even though it has an exposed raw edge visible in the above and below photos.
yes there are still more 1366ers coming!