02 July 2014

technicolour t-shirt

Oh where do I find the time? Big project after big project....I can't stop you see, an idea pops into my head and I just have to make it! Here's the latest one.

Yep I made a t-shirt for myself, and of course it had to be mind-blowingly colourful. It's made to fit me - so that's super super slim fit size I guess!

Made from spike stitches and out of 100% cotton, it took a pretty long time. The fact that I used a 2.5mm hook, and that on average there were over 200 stitches in each round, was probably a contributing factor.

It also involved absolutely no sewing. It is basically one long tube, with two smaller ones for the sleeves worked onto the main one. I confess that I did look at some garment patterns to get an idea on how to make a t-shirt using a tube style shape, but I did do it differently to any patterns and worked out all the measurements and increases/decreases myself - so I do still consider it my own creation.

I'm really happy with the final product, and I think it will be my 'special occasions' t-shirt. I know it's not exactly the sort of thing you see in the high street, but that's the point innit!!!! Obligatory beard shot coming up...

So there you go, a crazy colourful t-shirt. You'll certainly be able to pick me out of a crowd.....but that's nothing new. That's all for now, catch ya on the flip side :)


  1. I think I love you. Well, I love your T-shirt anyway!

  2. Super cool, super creative - well done Matthew.

  3. Stunning !!! (my 6-year old son is standing next to me and he says : 'want this one too' :) )

  4. Gorgeous!! Would love the pattern!!

  5. I've just watched Kirstie's Handmade Christmas (congratulations on winning the Christmas Tree Decoration competition. Your design was amazing) and had to find you to get a close up of your fabulous t-shirt. It's so inventive and inspired. It looks like paint dripping. Was that the effect you were aiming for?