Alexa in green

Alexa in green


I was wearing this top yesterday and it reminded me that although it had been photographed, it hadn’t been blogged yet.  Time to remedy that…


When I blogged my Sunny Knit Top last month I mentioned that my wardrobe is in need of some basic long sleeve tees to wear with RTW jackets.  This Alexa T-Top is one of those gap fillers.


It’s not the first time I’ve sewn this pattern, and it won’t be the last… I actually cut another out last night!

My weight and shape have changed since I last used this pattern over two years ago, so it was back to the drawing board with regards to size.  This is a small with the body and arm length of the petite and I’m happy with the fit.


The fabric is a lovely Italian cotton knit from The Cloth Shop.  Even though this top has an overall green look about it, it’s actually a fine green and grey chevron print with orange, red, blue and white flecks thrown in.  When you describe it like that it sounds like there is a lot going on, but it’s actually very subtle.


Construction and hemming were shared between the overlocker and a twin needle.  I used fusible stay tape on the neckline and back shoulder seams to avoid them stretching out.  This is my go to way for constructing tees.

Pattern:  Tessuti’s Alexa T-Top Pattern
Size:  S
Fabric:  Italian cotton knit from The Cloth Shop
Alterations:  The front, back and sleeve length were shortened to the petite size


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