This week I started working on a Juniper Jersey. I sewed the sample that is on the Indiesew website and decided I wanted one for myself. I got it almost finished and discovered some weird fitting issues that I haven’t been able to solve. I am going to give it one more shot but that will require more fabric and lots of unpicking.
I really wanted to sew something successful this week so I decided to work on my first Carol Tee. I got this pattern over the weekend when Shwin Designs offered it and the Beautiful Dreamer cardigan as a bundle for $12.
I really loved the cardigan and initially discounted the tee. I thought it was cute but it looked very much like a sleeveless Hemlock tee. But since it was two for one I decided I’d give it a go.
The tee is a little unusual since there are accents of woven fabrics. I used a solid black Laguna Jersey for the body and some scraps of black and white bird fabric left over from this dress. I had to piece the back yoke but it gave me a chance to try out one of the fun stitches from my new serger/coverstitch machine. I used that on the back yoke and used a coverhem stitch on the front neckline and hem.
Once I tried it on I was in love! The shirt flares out a bit at the bottom because I graded from a medium on the top to an extra-large at the hips. I love how that looks. I also think the back yoke detail is fantastic. It adds a little excitement to an otherwise basic black top.
I hope that when I get to make the Beautiful Dreamer cardigan I like it as much as this tee!