A Dirk Gently Shirt

A few years ago, Mom and I found a store in Stratford-Upon-Avon that had some bits of Liberty fabric on discount out front.  I was enamored of a jersey knit with an elephant print:

They had less than a yard of it, but I figured there was enough for a scarf.
This summer I came across that fabric and decided to finally make something with it.  I have a lot (a LOT) of scarves, so after poking around online at color blocked shirts, I came up with a design I though could work.  Happily, I also had some jersey knit in a great shade of blue on hand.

Using one of my shirts to get an outline, I made up my own pattern and put a shirt together while binge watching Dirk Gently; which means this shirt will always have an association with a very strange show.

Getting the curve across my chest right was tricky, but I’m pleased at how easy the sleeves were.  I usually stick to raglan-style tops when I’m sewing, but these sleeves turned out well, especially since I free-handed them.

Now if I can just figure out how to keep the bottom from curling up….


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