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Twisted neckline and jacket

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The Ottobre t-shirt is ready. I took off the neckline and made it again with 10% decrease in length, and this was much better.
In the picture below you can see a schematic drawing of how to make such a neckline. The effect of course depends on the width of the neckline and the distance between the points. In my t-shirt I used 7 cm distance.

And this is the effect on a much smaller strip of fabric.

Knock-off jacket
Tonight I took out all pleats of the back, as I was not satisfied with the result. Then there is only one solution: take it out (I learned a lot over the years, my mother, who regularly reads my blog can confirm that. It was quite different when I was 16!)

This is one front piece, done in the way I now think it should be done. Though those pleats are a bit difficult to take good pictures of.
BTW: I'm considering Vicky's suggestion of topstitching the jacket and not doing the binding. It's a hell of a job to get it right on both sides, which is necessary for the front/collar.

Het t-shirt met de gedraaide hals is klaar (sorry voor het niet in het Nederlands schrijven de laatste keren, het kost extra tijd om het in twee talen te doen, ik zal m'n best doen om het tweetalig in stand te houden). De basis is een Ottobre t-shirt.

Eerst heb ik de halslijn verdiept zoals ik het wilde, daarna daar weer 5 cm afgehaald. Met een 12 cm brede strook de halslijn gemaakt, op de manier die ik in het onderstaande schema heb gebruikt. Ik heb steeds een afstand van 7 cm gebruikt.

En zo ziet het eruit met een smaller stuk stof.

Knock-off jasje
Vanavond heb ik alle plooien uit de rug gehaald, ik was er niet tevreden over. Dan is er maar één oplossing: uithalen. ('k Heb een hoop geleerd in de loop der jaren. Mijn moeder (die mijn weblog regelmatig leest) kan dat bevestigen! Ik reageerde wel anders toen ik 16 was.)

Dit is een van de voorpanden. En ik denk dat ik nu de juiste manier heb gevonden. Maar het is wel lastig fotograferen.

Overigens overweeg ik om het jasje door the stikken, zoals Vicky suggereerde, i.p.v. af te biezen. Het is zo moeilijk om het aan beide kanten mooi te krijgen.


  1. Cool neckline!

    I agree about the jacket and redoing it. I know that if I'm not happy with something, I need to redo it or it will bother me. For the binding, you could always do what I do, and hand stitch the free edge down once the binding is machine stitched on. I then topstitch if necessary. I find binding a pain to get just right unless I hand stitch.

  2. That neckline is really fantastic! That's a great tshirt.

  3. i live that technique.Thank you

  4. You T-shirt looks awesome!
    Yep, sometimes we must take one step back to move two steps forward. Keep up the good work!


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