Sunday, 25 June 2017

Foxgloves and tees


After finishing two time consuming projects in a row, a winter coat and a French jacket, I felt the need to change my sewing pace. I wanted to make something quick and easy. Around this time of year the garden is seriously eating up my spare time so it was not just a matter of looking for instant gratification. When there is little time even simple projects can take ages so I steered away from my usual habit of overthinking and overcomplicating things and went straight into the sewing room to look for inspiration.


I found a piece of jersey in my stash that was just waiting to become a Cashmerette Concord tee. Number six, or seven, I lost count.


As you can see the Concord Tee is an essential part of my gardener's uniform. I've already made all views: high neck, scoop neck, v-neck, short, medium and long sleeves, cropped length, mid length and long curved hem. This time around the length of my fabric did not give me many options: short sleeves and then hoping for the best regarding pattern matching.

Although I liked the idea of a short sleeved v-neck tee I was worried the angle of the triangles in the print would look weird with the different angle of the v-neck. So scoop neck it was, meaning it was an exact remake of this Concord. Shoulder adjustments, size 18 G/H and a bit of extra ease at the waist.



The jersey is rather thin and clingy, which means it works better as a layering piece. Or for showing off those biceps, after carrying around watering cans....



Now that this pattern is still on my sewing table I'm making a few adjustments to try a different shape. Giving the bodice some flare and doing a front and back v-neck. We'll see how this ends!

12 comments:

  1. Cute top! And what a beautiful garden you have!

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    1. Thank you! I'm at my happiest when I can sit in the garden and do some hand stitching!

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  2. Nice work on the tee and on the garden! <3

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    1. Thanks! Tee: one afternoon. Garden: 19 years of hard work!

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  3. Beautiful shirt, and an amazing garden!!!

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  4. Those foxgloves!! Beautiful. The tee as well😉.

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    1. Thanks! We had a lot of damage from the early May frost but luckily the foxgloves didn't suffer!

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  5. You have a seriously beautiful garden! And a new lovely tee to wear in it! Bravo to both!

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  6. Ditto everyone above. Beautiful garden, beautiful tee. Love that print and those colors.

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    1. Thanks! If only I could remember where I bought that fabric!

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