A tee for every day of the week… Wednesday
Meg introduced me to the Union Street Tee by Hey June and when I started doing some further research, as I do with all pattern purchases (hello Google image searches), it looked great on lots of different woman. Curiosity got the better of me….
I have to say, I’m really impressed with this pattern. I sewed the straight size small with the scoop neck and my only alteration was to narrow the width of the neckband (personal preference).
The sleeves are a little long, but admittedly I have short arms. Next time, and yes, there will definitely be a next time, I will shorten the arms by an inch and remove an inch or so from the length too. But hey, I’m talking perfect world stuff!
The neckline was sewn without incident and my fabric behaved beautifully from start to finish. This charcoal and white stripe is from deep in the stash… a cotton/viscose/lycra blend which I purchased from The Fabric Store many moons ago. #nevertoomanystripes
Did you know that glue is one of my secret weapons when sewing knits? For me, fusible stay tape is a must for stabilising shoulder seams and necklines. I’m also fond of Vliesofix Bondaweb which is a two sided iron-on adhesive tape that comes in three different widths T6, T10 & T25. I was introduced to this product when bag making, but now I mostly use Vlieseofix Bondaweb for gluing hems in place before stitching them down. It’s particularly helpful if your fabric is slightly slippery… I’m looking at you viscose! Do you sew with glue?
And for those who have got to the bottom of this post, I’ll let you in on a little secret… this is my favourite tee of the week!
Pattern: Hey June’s Union Street Tee (scoop neck)
Fabric: Cotton/viscose/lycra blend from The Fabric Store (sold out)
Alterations: I used a one inch hem on the sleeves rather than the recommended half inch
Accessories: Sophie Digard scarf from Scarlet Jones and shoes from Gorman
Location: Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne