Friday, 10 June 2016

A floral v-neck Concord tee


It's the time of year when my lunch break sewing is often replaced by lunch break mowing. So here I am in my summer habitat. In the ongoing battle between garden and sewing room the score must be something like Foxgloves:20 vs Thimbles:1. It's a lucky coincidence that the garments I wear while gardening are not very time consuming to make! Enter my third Cashmerette Concord t-shirt.



Ha! Does that happen to you too? I swear I changed my unsightly garden shoes for matchy matchy ones in an attempt to look presentable!




See?

The fabric is a very soft cotton jersey with a leopard meets roses print on a light grey background. I made view B with the v-neck and elbow length sleeves. I like it when my v-necks form a defined v and I noticed that the sample v-neck Concords had a tendency to show a more rounded shape. I could think of a variety of causes and decided to tackle them one by one.

-Shoulder seams: the seams are so narrow compared to the total back width, they need all the help they can get to stay in shape. I stabilized them even more than I did for the scoop neck tees.
- Back neckline: to prevent gaping at the back I took out a some of the width.
- Neckband: I changed the original overlapping neckband for a mitered v. When there's strain on the overlap (and there certainly is strain on the point of the v with larger cup sizes) the overlap can easily spread out of shape.





Quite happy with the front! Maybe I'll scoop out the back neckline a bit more next time. There's not much more to tell that I haven't told yet in the posts about Concord #1 and Concord #2 so I'll make room for my favourite furry photobomber who claims her minute of blog fame.




Well, didn't we all want the be the star on our 4th birthday? Go on, shine!




I hope I can find time to sew a few summer dresses soon. I'm working on a wrap dress, have plans for a maxi dress and there's a pretty butterfly print waiting to become a sundress. The weird thing is those sundresses will only get sewn during rainy weekends.... Be careful what you wish for?

I hope you'll all have a wonderful weekend with plenty of time for your favourite pastimes!


11 comments:

  1. This is such a pretty tee shirt on you and the V- neck is perfect.

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  2. Almost too pretty to wear while gardening/mowing! About those rainy weekends - sometimes I secretly wish for them, so I can sew with absolutely no guilt!

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  3. Work gets most of my time as I the academic year comes to an end. I have bought more fabric in anticipation of a little time off in a few weeks. Must be prepared! Thanks for your construction detail on the T-shirt.

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  4. Such a pretty top, love the finished neckline. You look so pretty while gardening :)

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  5. Very pretty shirt on you. I just ordered the pattern and am excited to sew one up, inspired by your and others' results with it. Regarding length of shirt visually lengthening legs, Jan Larkey in her book Flatter Your Figure shows how a hem curving down in the center of the body and up on the sides is quite flattering.

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  6. A lovely top with a pretty print. Love it. Now that the wedding is over, the garden is calling me - maybe I should try to look as stylish as you do! I feel a challenge coming on.

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  7. A lovely top with a pretty print. Love it. Now that the wedding is over, the garden is calling me - maybe I should try to look as stylish as you do! I feel a challenge coming on.

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  8. Love your fabric choice and that v neckline is perfect. You garden is looking fabulous too.

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  9. Ooh that's a might nice V! Lovely top!

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  10. Beautiful top. I love the lively print. And what a cute pooch you have there!

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