Tissue knits and I have a very passive-aggressiveÂ relationship. They always promise toÂ behave properlyÂ beforeÂ they get into my studio; but once homeÂ they immediatelyÂ start sneaking around causing trouble. Most confrontationsÂ end up Tissue Knit 1; Sew Maris 0.
See what I mean? Most T-shirts do not end up making me look as broad as the side of a barn, and ummmm, frankly, Â matronly. <shudder>
These sleeves hit at the wrong point, and ride up if I wear a cardiganÂ because they are all loose and sloppy. The artsy, little twisted neckline looks like CRAP. There are some weird flare-y things going on at the sides near the hem.
WTH? I generally like princess lines on my body. I like purple. I have successfully attachedÂ cute, artsy little necklines onto Ts before. But this shirtÂ is just one hot mess.
I am not giving up on this pattern; I think made up using aÂ fabric with a bit more heft things could turn out differently.
Maybe part of it is I grew up sewing on linen, wool, and nice weight cottons, andÂ I just haven’t developedÂ a “light touch”Â for for handling these uber-soft and lightweight knits. But this fabricÂ has beatenÂ me once too often; I am going to conquer itÂ or die trying. Game on!