Savanna Dreaming


After making this tee, and wearing it to the Werribee Zoo for a sleepover two weekends ago (a great family activity for those with school aged kids!), I declared that the giraffe is my favourite animal.  Apart from Belle of course!


Patttern Fantastique’s Equinox Tee is a pattern that I’ve sewn several times before for both myself and Miss B, but this is the first time it’s made it to the blog (ooopphhs).  This is an earlier draft of the pattern with a slightly more rounded neckline.


Construction was on my new Bernina L890 overlocker and coversitch machine.  I was lent this machine by my local Bernina dealer during our last lockdown to put it through it’s paces… and I just couldn’t give it back.  It clearly passed with flying colours!


I still joined & basted the neckline on my sewing machine, but everything else was completed on ‘The Friendly Beast’.  Miss A used the L890 by herself last week and sewed a tee while I was at work.  The built-in video tutorials make it a breeze to switch from overlocking to coverstitching… even for a teenager.  Enough raving about this machine, if you are interested, go and check it out at your local Bernina dealer.  And if that’s Cutting Cloth… I’ll be there to show you the ropes.


I fussy-cut my fabric to ensured that there were full sized giraffes on the front part of my sleeves.  Is that something your would do?


The fabric is from work.  It was one of the Stof knits that we received in our last drop.  I’m sure you aren’t surprise to hear that this particular print sold out quickly, but there are still heaps more choose from.  Apart from the excellent quality, I love that these fabrics are 160cm wide and I can make a tee for myself from 75cm.


Pattern:  Patttern Fantastique’s Equinox Tee
Stof knit from The Cloth Shop [long sold out]
Completed a 3/8” (1cm) forward shoulder adjustment and added 1″ (2.5cm) to the length of the tee to accommodate my slightly long torso.
Outfit:  Beads from Scarlet Jones (long ago), jeans from Witchery & sneakers from Luisa.
Location:  Eastern Suburbs, Melbourne


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