I spent some more time at the Coldwater Creek website shopping for ideas and found this wonderful t-shirt with a great neckline. I know I have a list of other CWC tops that I want to copy but this one looked so easy to do.
I created the pattern from my TNT t-shirt pattern which is KS 2900. I've used this pattern to make several new designs from since I have the fit just the way I like it. As I gain or lose weight, I just add or remove from the hips. For this last version I had to add to the hips.
I'm very pleased with the way it turned out. I may have shaped the neckline a bit too scooped and next time I'll try it with a more rounded neckline. Other than that, I really like my interpretation.
My version of the original CWC t-shirt has a more raised neckline. Since I teach middle school, I need to be a bit modest so I didn't make mine quite as low. The original t-shirt costs $49.50. I already had the pattern and spend about 1 hour redrafting. I already had the fabric, but originally think it cost $2/yd. I also already had the thread and pattern ease for the pattern. So, since I already had everything in my stash, I say it didn't cost me a thing. If I do add the cost of the fabric it was about $3 for the top.
Later today I'll write the review for this top and for the red/black twin set. DH took my pictures before I went to the first meeting of my new ASG Neighborhood Group last night. There was such a great turnout for the meeting. The store was closed when I arrived and I was very upset by the time one of the ladies found the owner's phone number and called him. He arrived and everything went great from there. We had 16 ladies including me in attendance. Everyone was very excited about learning how to fit patterns and several were very interested in learning how to redraft patterns changing the style lines for new garments without having to refit every time. Next month I'll be teaching bust alterations. It's all so very exciting.