a pink union st tee

hey look!  it’s a basic, solid-colored, easy peasy t-shirt!

pink union st tee

and i’m soooooo excited about it!!

pink union st tee

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.

pink union st tee

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!

pink union st tee

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.

pink union st tee

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).

pink union st tee

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.

pink union st tee

check out my tour partner, Shannon from hustlemama!  her etsy shop is awesome and she’s super hilarious on instagram, i like her a lot.  she has pink hair.

thanks so much for having me on the tour, Adrianna!!  get yer union st tee pattern right here and maybe go ahead and pick up a lane raglan while you’re at it!



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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.

P.P.S. i’ve blogged two other hey june patterns i own – you can see them here and here.



14 thoughts on “a pink union st tee

  1. Marika says:

    I made my first one yesterday too. I also made a small and it fits just like yours. It was the right size around the bust but the rest was a little bit big so I was wondering if I should make a XS or not.

    I’m so excited about this pattern too. I’ve made 3 lane raglan already and have 2 more Union St Tee planned. I love that I can get a cute shirt that I MADE for -+10 too. I always feel proud when I wear something I made 🙂

  2. Jane says:

    OMG! I know, right! I am sooooo excited about being able sew up my own tees now! No more going to the store and trying on a thousand to see which one fits kind of okay 😉 And a Vneck no less…that part amazed me when i sewed a vneck 😉 your pink tee looks great.

  3. Adrianna says:

    Thanks so much Kristin! I feel the same way you do, sewing basics is so empowering – take that Old Navy! Also, I saw that Jocole is coming out with some skinny pants soon that look promising!

  4. Andrea says:

    Cute! I like how the sleeves are a little longer and the fit- perfect! The pink is soft and pretty too…all so very nice.

  5. rachel says:

    Kristin, it’s so cute! And that neckband is so professional! Wow! I love it. I totally agree – this is the kind of thing I wear every day, too. A tank or tee with a skirt, usually. In cooler weather, add jeans and a cardigan. I’ll be really curious how these hold up for you. I often buy my tees from J Crew Factory store and they don’t normally last much more than a season. I would love to have some tees or tanks that hold up for a really long time. Mostly because I hate shopping. 🙂

  6. girllikethesea says:

    Looks great on you! Isn’t it great to be able to make these for yourself now? Mine is now the most worn shirt in my wardrobe!

  7. Katie says:

    I would get so much use out of a tee like this! I love Vnecks and I love pink 😊 Luckily I have this pattern sitting waiting to be taped together and a couple yards of pink knit arrived yesterday so I can make it! Great job!

  8. Amber says:

    No! Stop! You made this??? It looks amazing! And I could have written the rest if the post (that is all I wear, etc.). I have to master this skill, like you I would really use them. And I may or may not have a hoard of mill end fabric just for such an endeavor.

  9. Kelly says:

    yes yes yes. What a great looking tee, and you totally made it yourself 🙂 I haven’t tried a v-neck yet, yours looks perfect!! I will give this pattern a try for sure. Your whole outfit here is super cute! And I second your request for a simple button up cardigan, why does it not exist?? (At least in the indie pattern world.)

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