Monday, July 14, 2008

CHLOÉ Exposed Seams T-Shirt

Style description (courtesy of White cotton T-shirt with exposed contrast stitch detailing. Chloé T-shirt has short batwing sleeves and sits off the shoulder with a slightly cowl neckline. The mixture of the relaxed shape of the T-shirt with the graphic modernity of the exposed seams makes for a cool off-duty look.
This TS has been the t-shirt of my dreams for a few months now. The price tag ($495, reduced to $247.50), however, has been the why this top remained a dream, as opposed to reality.
Therefore, I decided to draft the shirt myself and enter it as a coordinating piece to the sailor pants in the My Pattern Contest. has a pattern for a t-shirt that has similar exposed seams as the Chloe one, however, the Hot Patterns tee is semi-fitted and has a slash neckline, while the Chloé one is slouchy by design and has a cowlneck.
Drafting the Pattern:
I've started by studying the photos closely and doing some very basic calculations: The website states that the length of the t-shirt is 27”. I compared the proportions of the photo (hem and bust circumference to length) and concluded twhat hat the bust and hem circ. should roughly be. Also, by doing some Photoshop experiments on the photos of the original shirt I think I “guessed” which pieces were cut as separate and which seams were just topstitched.
Now I'm making an “overall shape” mock-up by cutting and pinning (time after time, after time...) one of DH’s oversized white t-shirts. Will be posting pics of the muslin once I have something presentable :)

1 comment:

Marita said...

Adriana, that is t is so cool!!! can't wait to see your intepretation, you ARE so talented:-)