#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
The knit was a gift from a friend and the ribbing was purchased from Wattle Hill Fabrics
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


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