hey look! it’s a basic, solid-colored, easy peasy t-shirt!
and i’m soooooo excited about it!!
seriously. this is a game changer, a major wardrobe staple that i can now SEW. i wear some variation of knit tank top or v-neck tee over another tank (with jeans or a skirt) preeeeeetty much every day. it’s comfy, great for nursing, cute. the type of outfit you see in this post is one you have probably seen me in many times if you know me in real life. only this time, I TOTALLY MADE THE SHIRT.
the pattern is the new union st tee by hey june patterns. i love hey june – Adrianna has a great eye and sense of style, and she’s just an awesome person. she is very thoughtful about her pattern design and i love her aesthetic. i guarantee i will wear this shirt a million billion times. basics get far more wear than fancy dresses for me, and they’re so much quicker to sew too!
the pattern includes options for short, elbow, 3/4, and long sleeves, and a scoop or v-neck. years back i decided a v-neck is my most flattering neckline and i wear it whenever possible, but it is a bit tricky to sew. Adrianna does a great job explaining it, and her neckband actually has notches to help you stretch it just the right amount in just the right places, which i’m a major fan of. it’s such a perfect shape, too.
this shirt has a nice and easy fit – i made a small which i thought would be on the small side for my measurements, but it actually ended up a tad big on me (!). i serged off another 1/4” from each side seam, which it took it in just enough to be a slightly more fitted tee. the jersey knit i used (from mill end again) is super soft but very stretchy – it exceeded the 50% stretch test (which there’s a chart for in the pattern – genius!) so that might have contributed to the roomier fit. i’ll need to see once i make version #2 (already on my cutting table, i just ran out of sewing time before my post date argh).
i cannot emphasize enough how happy i am to see patternmakers designing adult wardrobe staples these days. now that i’m sewing for myself more regularly, this is the type of pattern i NEED to actually replace current items in my closet and keep me away from the $10 t-shirt table at Old Navy.
and hey pattern designers – may i put out a general request for slim fit jeans/pants (without any weird design details) and a basic ladies button up cardigan? please? thanks guys.
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P.S. got the pattern for free, volunteered for the pattern tour to spread the word, no compensation, honest opinions. you know the drill.