‘Mona’ stashbuster tee

Hot on the heels of the Pink Jenna cardigan and whilst the overlocker was still threaded up with Pink, I scouted around looking for more fabrics that could be sewn with pink. This very short length of floral Ponte Roma (remnant from a Sewaholic Fraser top) was displayed on my mannequin at the neckline of the Jenna cardigan. I whipped it off the mannequin and placed on the cutting board. Hmm there was not quite enough to make a top. Wait, I have a solid Pink tee shirt that I bought from Sainsburys’ and never wore as it didn’t fit very well – I used that to cut the sleeves of my ‘Mona’ tee which is a hack from the Moneta dress.

As I stitched up the tee I discovered that the back bodice was a little shorter than the front but no matter, a simple band of the plain pink jersey and problem solved. It may look a little strange but it is behind me so I don’t care!

Back view of ‘Mona’ tee showing contrast hem band

I hemmed the short sleeves by folding up one inch and overlocking so that it looks like a hem band. The hem on the body of the tee is stitched with jersey twin needles.

‘Mona’ stashbuster tee in Ponte Roma with cotton jersey sleeves

Once cut out this top takes just one hour to sew, mostly on the overlocker and is a great addition to my Spring/Summer wardrobe.

Now what other fabrics do I have that can be stitched in Pink?

completed 29th March 2020