Soulful Westbrook Tee 

Okay so this might be one of those TMI moments, but after gaining some lbs I haven’t been feeling knit fabric for myself. Like it shows stuff and as much as I all accept my present curvaliciousness, the wrong cut of a knit shirt makes me look like I have mammaries. There. I said it. But there was something about the intention and style of Sew Sew Def Magazine that made me feel confident is giving it a go with the free Westbrook Tee pattern that came with my subscription. And boy am I glad that I did because I’m in love with both the style and fit of this shirt.

Maureen Cracknell has this new Soulful Fabrics collection with Art Gallery Fabrics and when I saw the knit options, I knew that I wanted them on my body. I threw in the Tin Tint Pure Elements solid knit and top-stitched with Aurifil 50 wt Dove thread.

I generally use my serger for sewing knit, but, with the amount of topstitching, I didn’t want to add extra bulk so I used Felicia. I even made a fun video with her using a twin needle to hem the sleeves. And once I was finished the shirt and tried it on, I knew it was a keeper. Not a mammary in sight. 


 

So in the end a few things:

  1. Sew Sew Def Magazine is legit. It’s a magazine for all genders of sewists and makers that is like approachable cool so get it.
  2. Fit is everything
  3. Yaaaaaas 

 

One Comment

  1. Mathew Boudreaux
    Beth LaMotte

    Love the material, love the shirt. Great pic!

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