Stepping out in stripes
I don’t know what to write because I have so many things to say. There is the pattern, the fabric, my first forward shoulder adjustment and of course a wirehaired pointer puppy. What more could you want?
The Timpe Tee is a classic breton shirt that is screaming out to be sewn in stripes. These stripes were a gift from Alice (thanks Alice) and they have been in the ‘too precious’ section of my stash for a couple of years. It’s like this fabric was patiently waiting for this pattern.
Being precious fabric, I toiled the Timpe Tee to check sizing. I tried on my toile and I could hear Sarah’s voice in my head… “Anna, I think you’d benefit from a forward shoulder adjustment”. She was right! I often find boat neck styles to be a little chokey… and then I scoop out the front neckline to make them less so.
But readers, I have now come to terms with the fact that, thanks to computers, sewing and general bad posture, I have forward shoulders. I texted the lovely Sarah and asked her to give me her best forward shoulder adjustment resources. She came back with the goods… “Maria Denmark for the bodice alteration and a Threads Magazine video for the sleeve alteration”. The results speak for themselves. Thanks Sarah. I’m a forward shoulder adjustment convert.
And three cheers for a tee which is the perfect length. I can put on a scarf in public without flashing my mid-rift. Happy days!
In conclusion, it’s all love… for the Timpe Tee and this little puppy (borrowed not mine!).
Pattern: Schneidernmeistern’s Timpe Tee in English. Please note, the pattern comes without seam allowances.
Fabric: Cotton/polyester knit
Alterations: Forward shoulder adjustment (3/8″ or 1cm)
Accessories: Sophie Digard Scarf from Scarlet Jones and sneakers from Ecco
Location: Eastern Suburbs, Melbourne