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A v-neck t-shirt for the husband (SVDHZ 3)

The husband is always the one who gets the fewest home sewn garments. Although I always have plans for projects for him, and they are done very quickly, he is always the last one in line. With the kids I always feel they need certain garments because they have outgrown their dresses, t-shirts or tops. With the husband I never feel he really needs any new clothing, and therefore he has to wait until other projects are finished.

When I bought the book Stof voor durf-het-zelvers 3, I immediately liked the men’s sweater in the book and thought it would be perfect for him. It is actually a very quick project, well the sewing is very quick. I was really struggling with tracing the pattern. I traced the pattern pieces, or so I thought, but they looked rather strange and short. It turned out that I traced the sleeves of a different pattern. I am so happy with PDF pattern where you can just print the sizes you need of just one pattern.

Adaptations I made: I made a t-shirt with short sleeves, which is included in the pattern. I lengthened the t-shirt with 5 cm because I left off the band at the bottom of the shirt. I removed 1,5 cm from the sides both sleeves and sides. I cut the neckline a bit wider and made a v-neck in it (instead of the round neckline that is included in the pattern). Instead of the 7 cm prescribed for the height of the neckband I used 5 cm for my neckband from ribbing.

He likes it very much and asked for five more, which I could easily make in a couple of days. But I am afraid it again will take some time before these are finished.

Fabric: tricot with VW buses from stenzo, which I bought at stoffenstraat
Pattern: Men’s sweater from the book Stof voor durf-het-zelvers 3

Fabric in 2018: this week 0 in – 1 out (2018: bought 17 – used 19 fabric – used 1 gifted fabric – used 2 scrap pieces of fabric) – in total 17 in 22 out 

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