#isewlation2020 : Updating my tee collection : Part 1 – Tyra Tee
A well drafted boxy tee is always a favourite of mine. As soon as it was released last year, I purchased Just Patterns’ Tyra Tee as it looked the perfect combination of comfort and style.
I’m coming to realise that an oversized tee needs either a full or a french tuck unless it’s seriously cropped. As you can see, I’ve opted for the full tuck.
The sizing on this pattern is big, it’s intended to be seriously oversized. I did size down one size on my bust measurement (I measure more of a 40 but sewed a 38) but this is not unusual for me as my bust is a size bigger than my shoulders.
A sewing buddy on the other side of the world sent me this fabric after I admired it. Aren’t sewing friends the best? The fabric is a European cotton/lycra knit with free-form painted stripes. Long time readers will know that I treat stripe matching as a competitive sport, but these lines aren’t straight, so there was no way they were going to match. I moved on, I hope you can too!
I enjoying experimenting with adding ribbing to some of the knit tees. I purchased this ribbing from Wattle Hill Fabrics and I was super impressed with the colour match as it was an online purchase. I have since used this same ribbing on two more unblogged projects. Definite value for money!
I must confess that I had to cut another sleeve after a ‘overlocker eating my fabric’ accident. Over and out…
Pattern: Just Patterns’ Tyra Tee
Fabric: The knit was a gift from a friend and the ribbing was purchased from Wattle Hill Fabrics
Alterations: Completed a 3/8” (1cm) forward shoulder adjustment
Outfit: Jeans from Witchery (not current), sneakers and sunglasses from Lusia & a Jenny Kee silk scarf
Location: Eastern Suburbs, Melbourne