A tee for every day of the week… Sunday
For me, Sunday is all about relaxing and being comfortable. Just Another Tee by Schneidernmeistern is the perfect roomy top to wear on such a day.
The pattern is drafted to be oversized and slouchy, with drop shoulders and a slightly high/low hem. It can be sewn as a tee (without the sleeves) or a long-sleeve top.
Did you know that I’m a sleeve pusher-upper from way back?
I love a slouchy boxy tee as much as anyone, but I also didn’t want this top to swim on me. I therefore sewed the size based on my hip measurement rather than my bust… which was effectively two sizes smaller than recommended.
I also raised the neckline by two inches, so I had the option of wearing it without a singlet top underneath. This decision was purely based on the poor state of my singlet collection… which currently consists of ill-fitting RTW tanks. Don’t fear, singlet sewing is on my ‘to do’ list.
As I changed the neckline, I had to adjust the length of the neck binding too. I think my altered length isn’t quite right as there are some (annoying) drag lines in the front that interestingly only appear when ‘on body’ rather than ‘on hanger’.
The instructions for this pattern are advertised as being brief and without pictures of diagrams. I must confess I didn’t even look at them as I’ve made many a tee in my sewing career and have settled on a constructions method that suits me.
This pattern is only available as a tiled pdf and I have to say that everything printed and lined up beautifully. Seam allowances are not included in the pattern. I added 1cm to all the seams as I knew I would be sewing this pattern in a stripe jersey and I like to be able to baste those stripes in place before overlocking the raw edges together.
I have to confess that aligned stripes make my heart sing, so I employed the use of my walking foot when basting the side seams together. Not familiar with a walking foot? Its function is to evenly feed both the bottom and top fabrics at the same time. To achieve this, a walking foot has its own set of feed dogs that move in a walking motion over the fabric. A walking foot looks slightly intimidating and bulky, and it sounds a bit clunky when it’s in action, but boy it does a fabulous job. Want to see a walking foot in action? Made-by-Rae has a short video you can watch here.
Pattern: Schneidernmeistern’s Just Another Tee
Fabric: A remnant (I’m guessing a lightweight cotton/viscose/lycra blend) from Rathdowne Fabrics
Alterations: Raised the front neckline by 2″
Accessories: Sophie Digard scarf from Luccello and shoes from Habbot
The pattern was gifted to me by Monika of Schneidernmeistern, but the opinions are my own.