Well first of all it is so fun going through endless choices of designs on Spoonflower. They had a sale on Modern Jersey, 50% off spoke to my cheapness and I had some gambling winnings burning a hole in my pocket; so I went for it!
Here is a link to this pattern. I ordered 2 yards and it is normally $26.50 per yard.
When I first got it, it was shinier than I thought it would be, think real yoga pants. But after a wash it calmed down to a slightly silkier version of normal t-shirt jersey. I was first going to use the white borders as the bands on the shirt, but noticed, to my horror, that they were not even.
Here is the other fabric I bought since I didn't measure the black stuff before cutting into it. You can see here what I mean about inconsistent edges. I thought maybe I got screwed on the amount of printed fabric, or that they printed it off grain or something.
But after measuring I got the full 56 inches width of printed fabric. The edges are just extra, it's a shame that are random sizes, I would have loved to use them. (Some pattern choices have different widths so always double check before ordering if you need every inch for your project)
Close up of the back.
It is stretchy! lets see how much. I laid it out the way you would on your cutting table with the horizontal stretch vertically.
A good 3.5 inches of stretch here.
About a half an inch of stretch here.
The fabric was no harder to sew than any other stretch fabric. Some cut edges did roll up from time to time, but nothing that wasn't easily pinned down. It really wasn't a big deal at all.
The only real complaint I have is when I would sit pieces on a table, anywhere near the edge, it would slide right off.
It feels very light and always cool against the skin. It has JUST enough weight to not feel naked, but the bare minimum.
It played nice with the ribbed bands. The only thing I don't like about the shirt is my serged darts, they went pointy, but that is not the fabric's fault.
More inside. I think it looks cool.
I didn't pattern match and got a build up of branches in the armpit. but unless I stand like this, it doesn't really matter.
I love the shirt. It's a great everyday shirt. Super comfortable. Thanks Modern Jersey! I look forward to making and wearing another shirt made from this fabric. Easy to work with. This fabric is great for any athletic type clothing, or anything needing a good drape (it could do this no prob). It should be noted that this black shirt is not see through, but my white fabric is, just has much as any white Hanes t-shirt, so it's really a roll of the dice. With this in mind I would only use this fabric for shirts with undershirts/tank tops under it or leggings worn with a long tunic.
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