T-Shirt Bergen

This is a small project I made last summer. I am in great need of simple T-shirts, and I have a good fitting pattern (the ITS Idyllwild), but I was reluctant to start. Plain simple T-shirts are a bit boring. So when I read a review of the book “Alles Jersey” I was intrigued because the book gives examples how to add special details to a simple T-Shirt. I bought the book and made the shirt “Bergen”.

“Bergen” features facings at the neckline and sleeves and also a little pocket. The book comes with a shirt pattern too, but compared to the Idylwilld it looked quite different, so I used the Idyllwild as a starting point. I was not in the mood of fitting a T-shirt pattern. 

The book has like most of these new sewing books appealing pictures and is an eye candy to flip through. It has a general section about sewing with knits and in the second part are the projects.

As I just wanted to try if I liked the style I used some old rib knit I had in my stash that is a very bad quality. It stretches already when you look at it  and it has no recovery. This is really a pity as I love how it turned out, especially the color combination. In the picture below you can see that I used scraps for the facings too, that’s why there is a center front seam. Usually you would cut the facing on fold.

It was a fun project and I plan to make more from this book.


2 Replies to “T-Shirt Bergen”

  1. I just got it in the mail yesterday and also plan quite a few shirts 🙂
    Herzliche Grüße,

    1. MySewingDreams says: Reply

      Let me know when you made some!

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