Here’s another bit of fabric I picked up while at JoAnn. All of their fashion line fabrics were something like 30% off, and I have been eyeing this print for some time, so I went for it. Unfortunately/fortunately, I didn’t buy enough fabric. I only got a yard, which would not be enough to accommodate long sleeves, so I got creative.
I had plenty of leftovers from this skirt I made, and it just so happened to be the same type and weight of fabric I was able to make it work. It’s comfortable, light-weight and springy. For some reason, though, it still reminds me of a golf shirt. Perhaps it’s reminiscent of a vest and shirt underneath? Still. I love it.
I got clever with the back and pieced it, the top is just plain and about an inch below the bust line, I have a seam with a pleat at the middle of the back. Since this particular fabric can be a bit clingy in the wrong way, this turned out to be a great detail. To make this back detail look right, I had to make the top boxier and I added length to the back compared to the front.
I used the same pattern for this tee as I did with the previous color blocked tee. It was fairly quick to sew up, but I noticed that the construction was different (lots more pinning) due to the type of fabric I was working with here.
My sewing confidence has definitely gone up in the last couple of months, which is perfect timing. I’m gearing up for some really fun handmade outfits for Easter Sunday. Let’s hope I can keep this sewing confidence up until I finish those projects.