Thanks for stopping by, and like always I love to get feedback or questions! But then it occurred to me that not everyone is my size. So I decided to break it down like MJ, and let you figure out your own perfect t-shirt pattern. And secondly, it saysthe length of the neck PLUS a few inches, and it should be the length MINUS of few inches.There have been a few people who have asked me for my t-shirt pattern. Hopefully this will give you a good pattern, and then you can tweek it until you feel it’s a great pattern. Measure from the top center back edge to the bottom shoulder seam (see pic), and then add 1 and write that down (you’re not measure diagonally, rather straight–eyeballing how far that shoulder seam comes out. The neckband should be SHORTER than the measurement of the neck opening. John goes to open the car door and I become hysterical. They are going to shank him and he is going to be killed right here in front of me on my baby shower day! I believe- and I am sure she can set me straight if I am wrong- that this is around the time that she started talking about the church a lot more. Everything that she touched- (she had an e Bay business at the time), turned to gold. After that I was able to withstand the constant pain. I know that it was not a coincidence that I met my husband there and that we stayed in contact over the years and dated.Why won’t he just go inside the house and call the police? My husband’s family has a heritage in their church. You could feel her prayers going through to the throne of God. She would receive great favor in situations from the Lord and it had been six months and counting and still she was saved. Shortly after getting saved, I received strong convictions like never before. I know that the Lord wanted me to see John’s mother unsaved so that I could witness His majesty and ability to complete a work when He saved her.
It can get very detailed and I will not tell the full version, but I will tell the parts that matter.
I would go from church to church looking for “something.” I did not know what. By the time that I got to high school I started going to First AME in Los Angeles. I told John that it would take a whole lot more than Christ to keep her “saved.” Around that time, the Lord started working with my heart, although I had no idea that it was happening. I know that it was Him who sent my mother-in-law and transformed her into a woman of God in front of my eyes. You would never know that she was the same person on that street that day long ago. We have spent many a precious hour talking about the Lord and salvation, the devil and his snares.
I became a “church baby.” This was right before it was commercialized. I became more aware of how I dressed- up until that point in my life I wore cut off jeans or jeans and a tight t-shirt every day of my life. I know that it is Him who has keeping power, because I am still going strong and saved today.
I recently simplified and tweaked my tshirt drafting process, and have a new tutorial for drafting a tee from measurements that is a little more user friendly. Measure the length you want your sleeve to be (starting from the top of your shoulder down), add 1/2 and write that down. Measure around your shoulder, (over shoulder, under armpit, fairly snugg), add 1/2 an inch, and write that down. *NOTE: The armhole curve should equal (or almost equal) answer #11 DIVIDED by 2. There are two crucial errors: the neckband should be cut on the BIAS (the diagonal grain).
Both are good methods, though, so check out my new one, and decide from there! With your arm down, measure the fullest part of your bicep (without flexing! This will help it lay flat–trust me, it’s important.