Claret Speckle print ‘Paolina’ Tee top

I really need to change the threads on my Juki overlocker. Just before I do, I found this remnant length of Claret speckle print that I bought for just £4.92 from The Textile Centre and wondered if there was sufficient for a short sleeve tee top. The fabric is a viscose/elastane jersey, very lightweight and ‘slinky’.

Claret Speckle Viscose/Elastane Jersey

I located my Paolina (Paola hack) tee top pattern and with some very careful layout of the pieces was able to cut a short sleeve version from this length of fabric.

After an hour or so of stitching I have a new top. There is my standard neckband, twin needle stitching at the hems and a shaped hemline. A great result – a unique and very comfortable garment.

Claret Speckle print Paolina Top