Stripes on a windy day


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


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…




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!


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.


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.


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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