Monday, May 14, 2007

More Tee-Shirt Test Patterns

Tee shirts on

The seemingly endless tweaking of tee-shirt patterns continues as I look for reasonable fit. You can see these are very simple patterns, and the necessary fitting adjustments are straightforward. The factor that keeps me dissatisfied with my projects is the great variation in "hand" of light-weight knit fabrics. These four fabrics have the same percentage of stretch, but they have different textures, weights, and degree of recovery. Some stretchy fabrics snap back, like swimsuit nylon lycras, while others stretch and stay stretched, like cotton thermal underwear. I keep mis-predicting how my tee-shirts will behave.

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