Building Block


It’s autumn where I live, and I’ve switched my sewing plans to making items for cooler weather, but first I need to catch you up on some of my summer makes that Sharon and I photographed last weekend.


First up is Paper Theory’s Block Tee (previously known as the Kabuki Tee) and it’s the third time that I’ve sewn this pattern (see v1 and v2).  It was a great palette cleansing make in January.


For this version, I selected a washed linen from work in a lovely emerald green.  Green has always been a favourite colour of mine to wear, but these days I prefer the more blue based greens like this one.



The Block Tee is, as the name suggests, is a boxy tee… but what sets it apart is the interesting design lines.  If you need a tutorial on how to sew right angles, Paper Theory has you covered.


Do you want to hear more about my earrings and jeans?  Both recent additions to my wardrobe.

The earrings… I collected the two pieces of lavender beach glass on the Mornington Peninsula.  The colour is very unusual, the size of both pieces was similar and they were found many months apart.  What are the chances of that?  I posted the beach glass to my favourite jeweller, Susan Ewington, who crafted this magical pair of earrings for me.  Thanks Susan, I love my new earrings.  Susan’s online store can be found here.


The jeans… I’m do love wearing denim jeans.  In fact, they are a core part of my style.  My new 100% organic cotton jeans are Levi’s® Made & Crafted® 1980s 501® Original Jeans… that was a mouthful!  They were in the men’s section, but the blurb online suggests “easy gender-neutral fit”.  It’s fair to say that I don’t have a lot of curves and the fit is perfect on me.  These jeans are an investment piece, but with no stretch and a sturdy denim already reinforced, I’ll happily be wearing them for years to come.


Pattern:  Paper Theory’s Block Tee
Size:  8
Fabric:  100% washed linen
Alterations:  Added an inch (2.5cm) to the length of the top
Outfit:  Jeans from Levi’s, sneakers from Luisa (a couple of years ago), Trovelore brooch a present, beach glass earrings by Susan Ewington Jewellery
Photo Location:  Eastern Suburbs, Melbourne


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