Well, actually, the circus came to town. In April, there was a grandparents event at our little boy’s school. All grandparents were invited to show their best tricks.
To get into the theme, I decided to sew a circus t-shirt.
The pattern is called Tooth Troll and was published in Ottobre 3/2012. Very simple, very quick.
In the beginning, I was not convinced about the V-neck. It’s pretty deep, which makes it impossible to wear a shirt underneath it.
But the more I see our little boy in it, the more I like it. So I may just as well sew a couple more.
Finishing with binding, I still have a lot to learn. No matter what I do, I keep having this rippling effect. And when the binding was halfway done, my twin needle decided to dance an ‘en dedans’. Of course, I didn’t have a spare one lying around, and I had a deadline to meet. That’s why the finishing on the sleeves has been done with a 2 mm needle, while the hem is done with a 4 mm needle. Let’s just call that ‘fashionable’, instead of make-do.
But hey, I did finish it in time. Off he went, wearing his circus shirt. But the event took place outside. And the weather was pretty chilly. So our little boy kept his coat on during the whole thing, and the carefully picked circus shirt never even saw a glimpse of the whole event. Oh well. I guess that’s life.
Anyway, both our little boy and his grandparents enjoyed their day. And an extra shirt is never lost. Especially not with the summer coming up.
- Pattern: Tooth Troll – Ottobre 3/2012
- Fabric: Lillestof – Circus world- De Bonte boom
- Binding: yellow – Juffertje Uil