Today I worked on the multi-sized pattern for the Bow Tie Tee and completed the hack. It is available here in .pdf- 7 pages. I’ll also add it to the BCT page this weekend. If you’ve ever wanted to try a little light drafting but felt overwhelmed by technical books and drafting manuals, you might take a look at the hack. Once you get your hand in a bit, you might be surprised how simple it really is to draft in fun design details. I’m happy to answer specific questions via email.
That said, it’s not easy to draft for yourself if you don’t have solid experience sewing. I’m releasing a very clean and user-friendly multi-size version of this pattern very, very soon through my Craftsy pattern shop.
After I posted the first Bow Tie Tee, my friend Enid told me to put it on backwards, so I tried it. I like it almost as much as I like the cutout in front! It looks a little saggy here, but I’m sure it would look less so after washing.
The front is- not perfect, but presentable. Inoffensive. It works either way- backwards or front. Neat. I’ll be working on the colorblocked version this weekend, it should be finished by the time the pattern is all tested and ready to go next week!
Speaking of testing, I need two testers please for this pattern. I prefer if you can work with a very basic set of instructions, as I will be working on the final instructions. Let me know in the comments, and I’ll choose two people to send the pdf to tomorrow once it’s all scanned. I think it should sew beautifully, but I would like to test it before I offer it for sale.
While we’re on the subject of hacking, did you see what CationDesigns did to the BCT? She hacked it Jason Wu style, that’s what!
Thanks for all the advice regarding drafting paper. What an interesting topic, I never realized so many of us compost! I have a few ideas and leads, I’ll let you know when I’m playing with something new.
Check out my Hack Ideas board for a look at future inspiration. Let me know what you like.
Tomorrow- the work of Francois Robert and other masculine stuff…