I love a good knit tee. Besides being a pleasure to wear it makes a really quick sew and we all love an instant gratification win.The only thing is that knit tees don’t make the most exciting subjects to blogs about. Too simple? Maybe not.
The Geneva isn’t just another raglan on the market. The pattern has serious design pedigree. The classic crew neckline and fitted design aren’t nothing new but the shoulder darts?
That lovely curve from the sleeves. Love Love Love.
This project is a collaboration with Girl Charlee Uk, as they recently opened their European branch. So excited that I don’t need to risk importing charges from USA anymore.I picked this lovely triangle ponte roma knit.
Feels so lovely and warm. I pre-washed in cold water (30C wash) and looks good. For fun contrasting cuffs were added to my version.
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This swinter weather is awful. At least I have two lovely tops to make me happy. Again the fit of Named patterns is spot on for me. Besides lengthening sleeves it all pretty much just fits me out of the
envelop printer. I buy PDF’s for 3 reasons: It is cheaper. I only need to print a size category (they come nested as two sizes in pairs), and the pattern comes with stitching line/seam allowance lines. If you buy a paper pattern it doesn’t come with seam allowance and you still need to trace. Patterns come nested. I only bought a paper pattern once. It is beautifully packed but I didn’t think it justifies the expensive shipping cost, specially as I buy a lot. If you have all their patterns in printed form; I hate you. (lol)
With the left over fabric I whipped another Agnes, from Tilly And The buttons. This pattern suits me well. If you really scared of knits (you shouldn’t) Tilly’s class is fab. Sewing is fun and the whole simple/ jargon free dynamics of the online class is really approachable.
This time I modified the pattern slightly: Choose to make it 3/4 sleeves and slightly cropped. Added both sleeves and hem cuffs because I needed a knit tee that could be worn with high waisted jeans or skirts. When a close fitting knit tee is too long it looks weird over the waistbands. I didn’t manage to photograph wearing it as I’m still recovering from a nasty cold (hence my very tired face urgh!!! and the lack of appearance on my latest post)
Honestly taking photos from my project backlog has been the most challenging task to keep the blog updated. I intend to clear it all by the time I co- host the coat sew along. I still got all the wedding post to talk about.
I have asked Instagrammers to name their favourite knit tees. Mentioned were: Papercut Coppelia (also a favourite), Vogue 8536, Deer and Doe Plantain (free), Megan Nielsen Briar, Grainline Hemlock (free), SBCC Tonic (free), McCall’s 6078, Burdastyle Sadie, Sewaholic Refrew, McCall’s 6566, Hey June Lane Raglan,Pattydoo Scarlet.
You guys love a good knit tee pattern.So what is your favourite knit tee pattern?