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