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Jade Boatneck Tee

Hi again! I realized that I haven’t showed off my Jade tee, the newest pattern from Made by Rae. I was a tester for this pattern a couple of months ago and I love the tee that I made!

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Jade is a fitted tee with a boat neck option and an option for a ballet neckline that has a deeper scoop neck in the front and the back. The boat neck and the ballet neck can be mixed and matched for different neckline options. The tee has a curved hemline and 4 different sleeve lengths.

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I made the boat neck with the elbow length sleeves. This fabric is a rayon spandex jersey that I got from Imagine Gnats a while back. It’s a great fabric for this tee– just the right amount of stretch and drape. Rae has a really good post on her blog about how the fit of this top changes depending on the size and fabric you choose.

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My tee is a size medium graded to extra large at the hip. My first versions during testing had some pooling at the lower back that a swayback adjustment didn’t fix. Rae suggested I grade out one more size on the back piece only, which solved the problem. Yay! I love the fit of this tee. It’s just the right amount of fitted through the top and it skims over my hips perfectly.

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I love how this tee looks with a skirt (this is the skirt I’m wearing) or with jeans. It’s a little more dressed up than my other gray crewneck tees. I always learn something when I sew one of Rae’s patterns. This time I learned about adding tricot interfacing to the hems to get a nice finish. Sometimes my coverstitch machine doesn’t behave nicely with rayon jersey fabrics– adding interfacing to the hem really helped with that!

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I highly recommend this pattern and I know that I’ll be sewing it again and again. (I have already made a second one but it’s on the long list of things that have been sewn but haven’t been photographed. I hope to get it on the blog soon!)

~Teri

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4 thoughts on “Jade Boatneck Tee

    1. Yes, that is pretty much how it’s been going with this tee! I’m glad I’m not the only one who does that. I’ve got so many clothes but I get obsessed with certain pieces and just wear them over and over!

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