Hi! Ingrid from Sewingridd here! I’m so excited to share my first blog for Blank Slate Patterns with you. I’m a lot less excited about the fact that summer is turning its back already though. The weather is turning colder and days are rapidly shortening here in the Netherlands where I live. So I found it time to turn misery into happiness, and update my fall wardrobe. The flattering, yet simple to make Austin Tee was a perfect match for me! (aff link)
You’ve probably heard about this month’s ‘creative’ theme on Melly’s blog. This challenged me personally to do something unconventional to this T-shirt. For that reason I did not head to the stores for fabric, but I searched through my huge fabric stash. I’ve lately challenged myself to slim it down a little and this was the ultimate test. I found two perfectly matching remnants of suèdine in black and bordeaux. Previously these had served for pleated pants and an evening gown (you can look up my Instagram for pictures of those). The remains I used to cut my Austin Tee.
As usual, I was pretty nervous to try on the garment for the first time. As you can see my worries proved unfounded. This easy T-shirt optically slims down my waist. I do not mind that at all, haha! And it also comes in one of my favorite colors and materials.
The thing I love about this pattern is the fact that you can vary with all the different options for the neckline, sleeves and details. For me the neckline with slit is about perfection. I also felt free to add little slits to the side seams.
I dare you to play around and make your own creative version of the Austin Tee. A version that is perfect to you. I would really love to see all your results!