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.
(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.
(enviable hair. curls by curlformers after a few days' sleep)
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.
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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I especially love the french terry version! Might make one too!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much! You totally should!Delete
I love both versions! So good, perfect for summer!ReplyDelete
Thanks Olga! :)Delete
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!ReplyDelete
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!Delete