A Tale of Four Tees – #3

I finished Patternreview’s TNT Tee Contest.  My 4 Tees are done, submitted to Patternreview, now I can finish posting about them here.  I have my Tee #1 here, and my Tee #2 here and here is my Tee #3….  I am still using my Butterick pattern B5988, although this time I have stuck to the instructions (how so unlike me!) for view B.

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!
Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

I love my fabric.  I used a blue floral border print.  It was a Barcelona Knit, 95% polyester, 5% spandex.  I had a little bit of stripe matching in the sleeves (use lots of pins!).  I tried putting the border print at the bottom hem of the top, but the bottom hem was rounded and I didn’t want to mess with that, so I settled with putting the border print at bottom hem of the sleeves.

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!
Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!
Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!
Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

I hemmed the bottom hem of the top and the sleeves with single fold bias tape, same as Tee #1 and #2, but this time I made a bias tape out of a black knit I had in my stash to hem the neckline.  I still used my 1/4″ seam foot to sew it down neatly.  I didn’t do much different than view B, except I left the waistline tucks out – it is so comfortable without them!  Maybe next time I’ll put the tucks in?  So here is my Tee #3!

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!
Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

No… that’s silly, here is my Tee #3!  It has turned out to be one of my favourite Tees!

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!
Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!
Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

It was sunny at home so we decided to go for a walk on the beach and I took my camera along for some special “poses”.  But in typical West Coast tradition, it was foggy at the beach!  Let me show you some non-sewing related mysterious photos, if I may?

Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!
Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!
Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!
Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

Surprisingly enough, it was still warm!  Well ’til next time, I have to go upload some more photos… Tee #4!

Happy Sewing to you!  and thank you for taking a peek at my blog!

18 comments

  1. The 3 tees look great. You now have such a variety of outfits to wear with the 3 different tees. I’m looking forward to seeing tee 4. I also liked the shadow picture–It made me think of a spy movie. Your photographs are really neat. The area looks creepy just because of how you took the photos. You are a multi – talented person ☺

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    1. Well, thank you kindly! It helps to have mysterious things in front of you! Now if I try to take a photo of myself in my newly sewn outfit… You can’t tell the difference between me and “Dolly”! 😀. Of course, my husband is no help, he likes to take photos of airplanes, hundreds of them, maybe next time I need him to take a photo of something newly sewn, I shall spread my arms out, run circles on the lawn and make engine noises!

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  2. I really love the blue color on you it is very flattering tee and the border on the sleeves is very nice. I didn’t know you lived so close to the beach 🙂 I do as well but I have to say I miss those pine trees in Canada 😦 I got my fill this summer when I went home to visit family. Great job on the pics and project!

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    1. Thank you! Isn’t it funny how the colour that is our favourite is usually the one that people say looks good on you – perhaps subconsciously we just know what’s right. You will have to show me your beach in California. Our’s is definitely a “West Coast” beach. Very rarely sandy, you are lucky if the rocks are pebbles and not boulders! Thanks for reading and commenting!

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    1. Oh! Thanks for the warning! I have a white woven fabric and a jade green lace that I was going to make this out of the next time. I will have to be very careful with that, if I do go ahead! I did not put a zipper in it. The knit fabrics stretch very easily over my head. No zipper needed. I put the back bodice piece on the fold too, so no back seam.

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