The kids and I spent several hours at the arboretum today (or "barberetum", as my 5 year old calls it). Here I'm standing in a nature sculpture sporting my new paisley t-shirt. I made this pattern a couple of years ago with poor results. Now that I've had all this time to work out my shoulder alterations, I thought I'd give it another try. It's much better now, especially since I used the stretch fabric the pattern calls for.
I dug the interesting stretchy jersey out of a $2 a yard remnant bin. It wasn't until I'd stitched the shirt up that I took a good look at the print and realized there are butterflies in there among all the paisley flowers. Of course, all the butterflies happen to be upside down.
Verdict? This is the t-shirt I wanted: it's slim-fitting, but not skin tight because I used a stretchy fabric. My shoulder alterations are working. Next time, I'd shorten the sleeves a little.
Pattern: Ottobre 2-2006-1.
Stretchy jersey: SR Harris.
Below are pictures mainly of interest to my grandparent readership.