This won’t be the longest blog post today, because this is such a simple pattern and there isn’t much to say! This is the Men’s Metro T-shirt by Liesl and Co. Liesl and Co. is the adult pattern line associated with the pattern company Oliver and S.
This pattern is about as simple as a jersey pattern gets. It has just a front, back, sleeve and neckband. If you have made t-shirts before, you will only need the instructions for the seam allowances!
This is a size S, which is Matt normal t-shirt size. The fabric however for this shirt is a little unconventional. It started life as a Women’s maxi dress. I found it in the charity shop for £1, and thought that the fabric was a steal! It is a viscose elastane mix so very stretchy!
The advantage of reusing something which is already hemmed, means that you can also reuse the hem. The skirt did have a seam at the centre back, so I kept this in the t-shirt too, though it isn’t very visible.
This was constructed mostly on my overlocker, with twin-needled hems on the sleeve. Because this first one was so successful, I also made a couple of others with fabrics from Fabworks. They have also come out great, as you can see below!
One is in this space print fabric. I think it is really cool.
The other is in a lovely cotton interlock. I thought this airforce blue colourway was great. Both were just £5 a metre and this t-shirt needs only one metre so it seems pretty economical.
I’m sure there will be many more of these t-shirts as Matt needs more. Possibly also some long sleeved versions come the autumn.