I have a ‘Tried and Tested’ (TNT) pattern that I use on a regular basis to make tee shirts. This was originally a Paola Turtle Neck top by Named and I have lost count of the number of times I have made up this style for myself, my sister and friends.
I have changed the neckline and added a neck band, changed the hemline to have a ‘shirt tail’ curve and changed the sleeves so that they now have a cuff that is either incorporated or added depending on the length of the original sleeve and my fabric availability.
For these two tees, I used just 1 metre of fabric in each print.
The Yellow floral spring print is a cotton blend loop back jersey bought some time ago from Cheryl of Stitchy Bee. This is the first time that I have used loop back jersey and this particular fabric was fabulous to work with and to wear. Although it is no longer in stock with Stitchy Bee I have seen some at my local Franklins, Salisbury branch and I may well purchase some more to make a simple dress for the Spring.
The second tee is made from a cotton/elastane jersey bought from an eBay seller for £8.60/metre. I first bought the Duck Egg Blue colourway which sewed up well in exactly the same pattern. Thus I decided to purchase the Blue colourway and it has been laundered and sitting in my stash for quite a long time.
These two tees are a great addition to my wardrobe and I would like to make a pinafore dress in Denim so that I can continue to wear them as the weather cools down in the Autumn.