Lately I’ve been doing quite a bit of sewing for my littles, but this week I wanted to do some selfish sewing. After absolutely falling on my face with a pair of pants (maybe if I get brave I’ll blog out that disaster) I tackled something that I knew would fit.
The first tee is a tried and true pattern for me: Jalie 2805 (some more here and here and here). To change it up, I doubled the width of the neck binding and added a contrast binding to the sleeves. I also added a hem band. My first thought was to do the hem band in white as well, but I decided I didn’t want a wide white stripe going across the widest part of my body.
The fabric is a nice ponte knit from Fabricland with white rib knit trim I bought from a garage sale.
This next tee is a new one for me. I won this knit in a giveaway on the Farbenmix blog but really didn’t know what to do with it. It is quite thin (see through actually) and a loose weave. My girls dislike layering shirts and are not so gentle on delicate fabrics. So, while orange and pink stripes are not in my usual colour palate, I took a risk and made something for me.
The pattern is the Kirsten Kimono Tee, free from MariaDenmark if you subscribe to the newsletter. I sewed up the XL (my bust measurement was between the XL and XXL) and it is a bit of a snug fit. Next time I’ll cut a size bigger.