Stripes on a windy day

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In my eyes, stripey tees need to be photographed near water.

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We got the location right, but unfortunately last Sunday when these photos were taken, the wind was not our friend.

Be warned, windswept Anna photos to follow…

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My first version of Butterick 5948 was a success and as basic tees are a missing item in my wardrobe, I decided a pattern repeat was in order.

Butterick 5948

Last time I wrote: “The artwork for Butterick 5948 isn’t particularly inspiring, but if you’re after a slightly drop shouldered boxy top/tee the drafting is great and the pattern options plentiful.”

And I stand by those words.  This is a great easy to sew, easy to wear boxy tee.  In fact, I’m wearing it as I type!

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The fabric is a cotton knit from Tessuti purchased 12+ months ago.  I find that I have more success with neckbands on cotton knits (ie. they sit flat without any pulling or puckering on the body of the tee) compared to their cotton/lycra counterparts.

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I’m keen to try some other tee patterns this summer, but I expect Butterick 5948 will remain a firm favourite in my pattern library.

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Pattern:  Butterick 5948 (View F)
Size:  10
Fabric:  Cotton knit from Tessuti (purchased 12+ months ago)
Alterations:  Left off the pocket, added a neckband, 3/8″ (1cm) forward shoulder adjustment and shortened by 3″ (8cm)
Accessories:  Liberty silk twill scarf (my 2017 happy-birthday-to-me present brought in person at Liberty of London) and mustard wedges purchased from Siricco several years ago.
Photo Location:  Maribyrnong River, Footscray

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