I think colour blocking is what makes sewing so great! Finding the perfect combination of fabric, which makes each garment unique! That is what I love about sewing.
If you like colour blocking the Cessim shirt* (Nederlands patroon) from Sofilantjes is the t-shirt that you want! But also if you like shirts with fewer different fabrics you are going to like the Cessim. It has 4 different options and the first two options are for intermediate sewers, while the last two options are for more advanced sewers. So you can even start with the most basic option (with just one fabric) and move towards the more advanced options if you like (with 3 different fabrics). Moving from option A to option D adds more pattern pieces and thus more colour blocking to the shirt. I made option D, the maximum amount of colour blocking, which I love!
What makes this t-shirt also so unique is the lack of side seams! Or maybe I should say the side seams have shifted and are integrated in the colour block! You sew the pattern pieces together and then assembly the shirt and your t-shirt is done. It is a very clever way of creating a shirt. The Cessim comes in sizes 12M - 14Y. Besides the two options you can also choose for two different neckline options. I sewed the V-neck (with color block, of course you can also make the binding in one color) and there is also round-neck, which has a hint of a v-neck. A new type of neckline, it looks great! Of course there are also 3 different sleeve lengths. I made the half sleeve, there is also a short sleeve and a long sleeve. Since it is a unisex pattern the fit is more loose than people would regularly sew for girls, so keep that in mind.
Fabric: Retro trees in lila and Frogs prince hearts by Lillestoff by Bora which I bought at dawanda several years ago.
Pattern: Cessim shirt (Nederlands patroon) by Sofilantjes
Fabric in 2018: this week 0 in - 3 out (2018: bought 18 - used 25 fabric - used 1 gifted fabric - used 3 scrap pieces of fabric) - in total 18 in 29 out
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