#yourgoodshirt Sew-Along, Bespoke Hogaboom

your good t-shirt sew-along!

Update: our videos are finished, and you can watch them here!

In August I led you through Sew House Seven’s Free Range Slacks! In September, we’re taking it to the tee – your favorite-est, most soft/sexy/best-fitting t-shirt!

#yourgoodshirt Sew-Along, Bespoke Hogaboom
note: your perfect t-shirt may ignite wanton sexual desire in all those who behold you!

This is a very exciting project – hosted by myself with a little help from Adam Scheffler of @aimlessarrowembroidery, a fantastic chainstitcher and menswear sewist!

If you join us – make sure to tag your project with #yourgoodtshirt!

And we will walk you – step by step – in making up this bad boy!

#yourgoodshirt Sew-Along, Bespoke Hogaboom

So here’s the deal.

You don’t need a serger, coverstitch, or expensive equipment to make up a fantastic t-shirt. You do need to know what kind of fabric you want! Something around a 200 to 240 gsm cotton/lycra is perfect; but you can also go with, say, a bamboo (a drapier feel). It’s up to you! If you have any questions, leave them in the comments and I will personally take care of you!

I’ll be using the Jalie 2918, a fantastic pattern with a large size range! This pattern has fit my partner and two sons for many, many years of family life!

Chest: 22″ – 50″
Hip: 23″ – 51″

For this sew-along you will need:

1. A tuned up machine that can sew a balanced zig zag, and your machine manual

2. Your pattern, notions, and materials (see below)

3. All thread, cutting and marking implements, et cetera

We start the project the 14th of September, but on the 1st I’ll host an IG Live to answer any questions (and you can post them here, too). All my livestreams are at 5 PM Pacific; all my sewing sessions will be broadcast on my Facebook page and my twitch (subscribe!).

Here is our schedule:

TUE 1: IG LIVE project introduction; fabric sourcing & serger talk
MON 14: grading, cutting, & marking
WED 16: sewing!
THU 17: 
IG LIVE recap & Q&A

It’s easy to miss a sew-along session – so please subscribe to my live calendar link if you want to get hooked in!

layered sleeve

Jalie 2918 livestream on Bespoke Hogaboom, layered sleeve version

size chart

Jalie 2918 livestream on Bespoke Hogaboom, size chart

Materials Needed:
Pattern (I print mine at pdfplotting.com)
2-way stretch knit as per pattern recommendations *
Thread: construction/all-purpose, and/or wooly nylon

Remember – your sewing machine needs its manual, you need to be able to sew a balanced zig zag, and you will need cutting and marking tools! In addition, you may find the following helpful:

Starch (for hems – will work for most knit fabrics)
A twin needle (for coverstitch-style hems)
Your super cool label – and yes, homemade is awesome!

Print, tape, and cut out your paper pattern. Pretreat your fabrics. Thread your machine.

And then we’ll see you on IG Live on the 1st – and on Bespoke Hogaboom (Facebook/Twitch) on the 14th! 

We’re looking forward to #yourgoodtshirt!

Finally, if you are serious about sewing – and you like my instruction – you might consider joining my lovely Discord community, and inclusive and body liberationist sewing group! (Incidentally, this is the best place to get FREE GRATIS sewing business advice, if that’s something you’re interested… or you think you might be).

OK! See on on the 1st!

* Some great t-shirt knit sources – I recommend the cotton/lycra at Purpleseamstress, Nature’s Fabrics, Surge Fabrics, or So Sew English!

#yourgoodshirt Sew-Along, Bespoke Hogaboom

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