Too precious to cut
I usually roll with the idea, which was introduced to me by the very wise Lara, that ‘it’s just fabric’. I try as much as possible not to save special pieces, but sometimes fabric feels just too precious to cut. Sometimes it’s the cost that scares me, the delicate nature of the fibre, the pattern matching that would be required, the amazing colour/print or the memory associated with the fabric.
This Art Gallery knit was super precious because my dear friend Anne (who lives in Cologne, Germany) purchased this fabric for my birthday last year and posted it from one side of the world to the other. And what makes it even more special is that she brought it at Käthe Meier… a fabric shop owned by her friend.
So now that you have the background, you probably won’t be surprised to hear the ‘a tee for every day of the week series’ was partially motivated by the fact that I wanted to find the perfect tee pattern for this fabric. I auditioned many, but it was the Union Street Tee by Hey June that was the clear winner.
For this version, I reduced the body length by one inch and the sleeve length by one and half inches… and the fit is, dare I say, perfect! Don’t you just love happy endings?
Pattern: Hey June’s Union Street Tee (scoop neck)
Fabric: Cotton/lycra Art Gallery Knit purchased from Käthe Meier but gifted to me
Alterations: I reduced the body length by one inch and the sleeve length by one and half inches
Accessories: Scarf from Scarlet Jones and shoes from and boots from Florsheim
Location: Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne