At glacial pace
A long sleeved tee shouldn’t be sewn at a glacial pace, but this one was, without any real reason. I cut this project out 12 months ago and it wasn’t sewn up straight away and then somehow forgotten until winter arrived in Melbourne a few months ago!
This is Pattern Fantastique’s Glacial Tee/Skivvy and it’s my third version (see v1 & v2) and far from my last. It’s a great layering piece for me.
What sets this pattern apart from the rest is it’s broader shoulder line and sculpted armhole. I also like the curved hemline, although it takes some patience to press it into place before hemming.
I do like a neat jersey neckline and matching side seam stripes. I treat stripe matching as a competitive sport, so I machine basted these before overlocking the side seams together.
I sewed a size 10, in the long length (it’s the middle of three lengths) with bracelet length sleeves. I performed my usual forward shoulder adjustment and graded out the waist half a size.
My two previous versions get loads of wear, and I predict this one will too.
Pattern: Pattern Fantastique’s Glacial Tee/Skivvy – tee version, long length with bracelet sleeves
Fabric: Jesery (sold out) and pattern from work The Cloth Shop
Alterations: Completed a 3/8” (1cm) forward shoulder adjustment and graded out the waist half a size.
Outfit: Jeans from Scarlet Jones
That stripe matching is perfect
Thanks for noticing.
It’s a nice t shirt and I particularly like the store as more visible stripes give me migraine, but I was most interested to see it adorned with the two vintage butterfly brooches which I also collect, particularly the silver ones marked JAS.
The antique brooches are some reasonably new additions to my accessory collection. I think they might just be the start of a collection too!
What a perfect neckline. Congratulations!