Yes, there are alpacas on my t-shirt! We’ve been experiencing some uncharacteristically good weather for the past month or so and with it came the desire for some fresh new t-shirts.
I downloaded Maria Denmarks Kirsten kimono tee pattern in early 2013 (I just saw that there was a pattern update in September 2013 but I used the earlier version which apparently has a slightly different sizing). You can get the pattern for free by signing up for her newsletter.
I believe I finally printed and assembled the pattern sometime in 2015 but somehow never got around to actually making it. During my recent sewing room clean up it turned up again and it was just what I needed.
I made a size S without alterations and I am happy with how it fits. For my first version I used a solid rayon knit fabric that I still had in my stash to test fit and the alpaca version is a cotton knit fabric I found in a local fabric store. I really like the background colour. The alpacas are not really what I would ordinarily choose to wear, but I quite like them too.
The top only requires 75cm of fabric and I can make one in 1.5 hour or so using my overlocker and coverstitch machines. If the good weather continues I may end up sewing another one!
The alpacas are quite cute, but from a distance, it’s just a white pattern. As you say, the background colour is lovely, and that’s what registers. You have to love a pattern that’s quick to make, economical on fabric and looks good!
This pattern is definitely a winner! I am now sort of regretting I didn’t try it sooner.
Always good to have a quick to make basic staple for your wardrobe needs. I like these!
Yes, certainly because I don’t really have time for complicated fitting right now! The two fabrics that I’ve used are so different that most people probably won’t even realize I am basically wearing the same top.