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.