Wendy Ward’s book ‘A Beginners Guide To Sewing with Knitted Fabrics’ has been in my possession for a few years and it was a good investment. I’ve sewn a Kinder Cardigan and a Longshaw Skirt but now it’s the time for the Peak T-shirt to shine.
This tee had been in my cut out box for a couple of years. Totally no reflection on the pattern, fabric (deep stash European knit from Crafty Mamas Fabrics), or my sewing abilities… but more the fact it had been cut out to take to a sewing weekend away in 2019. On these weekend away, I usually end up taking more cut projects than I have time to sew. And sewing weekends… well I haven’t had one of those since that August weekend in 2019! This cut-out tee therefore sat forgotten in a tub for longer than I care to admit!
When my new overlocker/coverstitch machine joined the Blogless Anna family a few months ago, this cut out tee was all of a sudden remembered again!
My changes to the pattern were minimal. My usual forward shoulder adjustment and a slight lowering of the neckline and narrowing of the neckband width.
I really really really like this pattern. I can see myself sewing with it again… but as I have sewn quite a few tees in the last 18-24 months, I’ve hit peak short sleeve capacity in my wardrobe. This is a good thing. Now I onto some long sleeved tees and a jersey dress!
And my final word…. you can never have too many striped garments in your wardrobe.
Pattern: Peak T-shirt from Wendy Ward’s book The Beginners Guide to Sewing with Knits
Size: Bust 34 3/4″ – 36 1/4″
Fabric: European knit from Crafty Mamas Fabrics
Alterations: Completed a 3/8” (1cm) forward shoulder adjustment, slightly lowered the neckline and narrowed the neckband width.
Outfit: Silk bow tie from the op shop (thrift store) and jeans from Scarlet Jones
Photo Location: Eastern Suburbs, Melbourne