Monday, 18 March 2013

Sloppy Josephine Tee

I am willing it to be spring (snow in March gasp it's still so cold!!) So I made myself a new spring top. I'm hoping Rae will host another spring top sew along again this year it's one of my favourite ways to celebrate the coming of the sunshine, my pale skin needs it so!

Sloppy Josephine



In my search for a nice basic top pattern to add to my small pattern collection I stumbled upon Papercut Patterns Have you heard of them before? I had not, but the sloppy Josephine tee looked promising. Sloppy is the way I like my tee's and I love me a raglan sleeve top!

The packaging of this pattern alone is worth the price it is gorgeous!! Not only does it come in a pretty box, it has a cute little booklet with instructions and the pattern pieces are printed on nice thick brown paper. I'm impressed.



I was good and made a quick muslin before cutting into my fabric and decided on some minor adjustments:
  • I raised the neckline, it's still low cut and could be raised another 1" or so but I like the low cut look. Also I did not follow the patterns suggestion of binding the neckline. Instead I cut the strip about an 1" shorter and slightly stretched it in while attaching, finishing off the raw edges with my overlocker. This makes the neckline sit nice and flat, as a bonus it was easy and quick.

  •  I'm not very tall so I shortened the length of the tee to suit me better. 
  • And lastly I opted for more narrow sleeve cuffs, it's a personal preference I don't like the look of wide cuffs.  
It's a pretty basic tee, very comfy so I'm sure I'll be wearing it lots. I want to try a long sleeved version when I find the right fabric for it.  

oh and guess what the sun just came out woop!! my plan worked ;)

x Leila


8 comments:

  1. Leila your t is fantastic...love the colour too

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  2. Love this tee and the changes you made! That packaging is so clever. So many patterns I want to try and so little time.

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  3. very nice! it looks quite comfy.

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  4. Looks lovely Leila, raglans do make a great relaxed t shape

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  5. This is beautiful Leila!! Love it!!

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  6. Lovely; I sooooooo need some warm sunshine too x

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  7. It looks great! Now can you send sun and warmth here please?

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  8. love this leila, its so perfect! the style is great, and so comfy looking. I hadn't heard of those patterns, off to check it out!

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