My first project of 2013 was conceived, cut & sewn all on New Year's Day.
The pattern is McCall's 6288. I made it up once last year when I spent hours tweaking the fit to be smooth over my swayback.
This was a good lesson in how fabric affects fit. My first version was done in 4-way stretch jersey (stretches horizontally & vertically). All my adjustments were based on using 4-way stretch fabric, This version is in 2-way stretch (stretches horizontally). Because the red fabric does not stretch vertically, the back does not lie as smoothly.
Speaking of the fabric, it is polyester with a touch of linen. While I usually try to buy fabrics mostly made of natural fibers, I was just too curious about using a jersey containing linen. It is surprisingly nice- not quite so wiggly & difficult to cut out as some thin jerseys can be. Most importantly it feels good on- i.e. not like I'm wearing a bunch of plastic.
Did you see the buttons? I
stole the idea was inspired by Cation Designs' raglan T.