Monday, April 3, 2017

Schooner Tee (and Dress) by Jennuine Designs

When I saw the line drawing for the Schooner Tee and Dress I was really excited and slightly stumped by how the flutter sleeves are created. I was fortunate to be selected for pattern testing this clever design! I have sewn a few (unblogged but you can see pictures on instagram @replicatethendeviate) of Jennifer's patterns before (the Verona Dress and the Dressage Leggings) and appreciate the fit and thoughtful construction.

jennuine designs' schooner tee by replicate then deviate

(as per usual these poses are all Ansley!)

I tested a size seven based on Ansley's measurements. This first version is sewn with rayon spandex (I'm like 99% sure) from LA Finch Fabrics, part of what I ordered last year with the winnings from a giveaway by the lovely Fleurine. It came together easily and fits really well. I used my regular sewing machine for this version, including the hems.

jennuine designs' schooner tee by replicate then deviate

jennuine designs' schooner tee by replicate then deviate

jennuine designs' schooner tee by replicate then deviate

jennuine designs' schooner tee by replicate then deviate

(enviable hair. curls by curlformers after a few days' sleep)

jennuine designs' schooner tee by replicate then deviate

jennuine designs' schooner tee by replicate then deviate

The second version is the final version, also in a size seven. (Modeled with the dressage leggings, with fabric from Joanns) I used french terry from Joanns (not the nicest stuff but it was in The Stash). It doesn't have the best stretch or recovery so I used a scrap of sparkly swim knit for the neckband. Construction was easy and I used my serger for the sides and neckband (after basting because I'm a serger newbie) and the arm "hem." The instructions include a link for a lettuce hem but I just used a regular one because I haven't messed around with the tension or removing needles (though I did manage to rethread it several times!). I serged the bottom too but it kept curling so I pressed it under once and then hemmed it on my sewing machine. This particular french terry tends to shred/lint at the seams.

jennuine designs' schooner tee by replicate then deviate

jennuine designs' schooner tee by replicate then deviate

jennuinedesigns' schooner tee by replicate then deviate

jennuine designs' schooner tee by replicate then deviate

jennuine designs' schooner tee by replicate then deviate

There is a dress version included with this pattern and it has pockets(!) as well as a high low option for the tee (mine are both regular length). This pattern comes with the layers option, which I love for its ease of tracing and because it takes less ink. The Schooner Tee is only $5 to celebrate, no code needed. ($8 regular price). The rest of the shop is also on sale for 25% off with code SCHOONERRELEASE through Sunday midnight EST. Thanks for reading!

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6 comments:

  1. I especially love the french terry version! Might make one too!

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    1. Thanks so much! You totally should!

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  2. I love both versions! So good, perfect for summer!

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  3. I love both of these!! In fact, I kind of want that grey one for me, hahaha. ;) And such a relief to know that this can be made without a serger. You've convinced me I need this pattern!

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    1. Thanks Emi! I want a grey one for me too! Maybe she'll make our size? And yes, it turns out so nicely with just a regular sewing machine!

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