Leopard Heart Pixie Tee

Hi friends! Just popping in for a quick post about my very first Chalk + Notch Pixie tee, which I made a couple of weeks ago. I love sewing t-shirts and lately I’m especially loving the dropped shoulder, boxy tee silhouette. I have no idea why it took me so long to try this pattern since I’ve had it in my library since it was released a few years ago.

Well, actually, I think it took me a while because this basic tee version wasn’t included in the pattern. There was a view with a hem band and a view with an elastic band at the hem and cute ties on each side. I knew I wanted my Pixie to have a regular hem, which really wasn’t a difficult modification at all. It just took me forever to actually make it happen.

The good news is that since I made this the Pixie tee and dress pattern has undergone some improvements and it’s been re-released. It is now available in an expanded size range and it has the basic tee view as an option included in the pattern. The one I made is the old version of the pattern, but I’m excited to print the updated version and give it a try soon.

I love how this tee fits. It has a dropped shoulder and a lot of ease through the body. I made mine in a cotton/spandex jersey, which has less stretch than the pattern recommended but with the loose fit it worked out nicely. I want to try this pattern in a fabric with more drape, eventually.

As you can see, I added some applique to the front of the t-shirt. I recently binge watched The Home Edit on Netflix and was inspired by a sweater than Joanna was wearing in one of the episodes. Hers was long sleeved and had blush colored hearts down the front.

My sewing friend Carolyn volunteered to use her cricut machine to cut some hearts for me. She sent me two sets, this leopard and another set in mustard. I am very excited to make a long sleeved version for fall/winter and add the mustard hearts to it! Thanks again, Carolyn, for taking the time to make me the hearts!!

I am totally addicted to applique (especially leopard applique. See here and here for evidence!) I love how it turned out on this tee! And I’m really happy with the fit of the tee. I know this will be a favorite layered under a cardigan in the cooler months and by itself when Spring and Summer roll around again next year!



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