Wednesday, July 17, 2019

A Pile of Tees!

It seems that t-shirts have become a wardrobe staple. At least they have for me! I wear them for workouts, and casual dress with everything from jeans to skirts. And, I even wear them to bed with my pajama pants. 

There are lots of great t-shirt patterns out on the market. I love the Terrific 'T' from Londa's Creative Threads. This pattern offers the option of a dart, or no dart, as well as a number of neckline and sleeve options. 

    Londa's Terrific 'T' Knit Top Talking Pattern Booklet - Printed

A new favorite is the Molly Tee from Pattern Union. There are a number of sleeve length options, and it also offers the option of bust cup sizes from A-G.  

Molly Tee

I have made a pile of Molly Tees!!!

The basics, black and white with long and short sleeves. 

I especially love the extended shoulder seam that rolls to the front. The pattern works so well for stash busting leftover knits.

Another example with the print in the front and also used for the sleeves.

 More basics. I absolutely love the print tee on the left. Got the fabric at Tina's Fabric Nook in Granby, Colorado. She has more!!!

And finally...
I bought a maxi dress at a resale shop just because I liked the fabric, and then cut it up to make this top.

I have quite a few more tees in the sewing lineup. They literally take no more than an hour from cut to finish. So, no wasting time shopping, settling for tops that are cut off grain, and inferior fabrics.

Hope I've inspired you to make a pile of tees too!!!

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  1. Your tees look great. I’m not familiar with Pattern Union,thanks for introducing a new company to me.

    1. Her patterns are really nice. I think you'll enjoy them.

  2. Fabulous Tees! My favorite is the last one.. The fabric is wonderful :)

    1. Thx Ellen! That's the tee that was made from a resale shop find :)

  3. Yes very inspiring. Need to make a couple this weekend.

  4. Wow, you have been busy! I'm trying to get back in the sewing room a bit every day mode, but I don't always make it--mowing to do, critters to take care of and that darn grocery shopping! Just think how much I could get done if we didn't have to eat?--could eliminate cooking and grocery shopping! :) Haven't noticed the temps in Chicago, but we are heading to the 100+ (but it's been a bit later coming this year--I hope that doesn't make it linger longer into October.....)

    1. It only looks like I've been busy ;) The tops are so fast to make!
      I know you have air conditioning, but still, I don't know how you cook in that awful heat. The temps have finally broken here in Chicago. I am SOOOOO happy!!!