A tee for every day of the week… Friday
Grainline’s Lark Tee (available in pdf and print) is loved far and wide, so I thought it would be remiss of me not to include it in this week’s line-up of tees. The Lark Tee comes with four different necklines and sleeve lengths… that’s 16 different options! I’ve sewed the scoop neck with full length sleeves, which I unnecessarily shortened by 1.5″ (4cm).
I always find it hard to decided what size to sew when making a new-to-me pattern. I often over-lay patterns that I know fit me well to help me decide. This was one of those instances, where the over-laying strategy back-fired. I sewed the size down from my bust measurements and the result (not surprisingly!) is a top that’s too small. Who needs to wave their arms around anyway?!
How cool is this fabric? It’s a very recent purchase from Clear It and it has just the right amount of stretch for the Lark Tee. The fabric was well price, so I brought enough for making two long sleeves tees. I must have subconsciously known this one wasn’t going to work out!
I might revisit this pattern at a later stage, but for now the Union Street Tee has my full attention!
Pattern: Grainline’s Lark Tee (scoop neck)
Fabric: Cotton/lycra from Clear It (Brunswick Street)
Alterations: I shortened the body and arm length by 1.5″ (4cms)
Accessories: Scarf from Scarlet Jones
Location: Fairfield Park