A bit of blogging catch-up here, some summer tee shirts.
If only I’d read Melanie’s Mandy tee post before I cut out my first one. Then I might have measured the one size pattern and realised the sleeves were going to be too small for me.
Mmm, so here’s my first Mandy boat tee (a free pattern from Tessuti) with the sleeves cut off. I could try and pretend I meant to make a capped sleeve tee, but that would be a lie.
The fabric I stumbled upon, at A2F as a pre-cut. It’s a really fine Italian mercerised* cotton knit. It has a very subtle jacquard pattern.
For my second and third versions, I made the sleeves wider and made the body a bit more shapely.
Here’s the pattern showing the modification to take it in a bit at the waist. Also my pattern weights – rocks made lovely and smooth by the sea
Here are my next two Mandy’s, both knits from a Tessuti sale.
Mandy tee’s worn with linen Laura and ponti Anita pants, both Tessuti patterns.
Maybe it’s not Mandy anymore.
Mandy or not, I think it might become my go to knit top pattern.
Have you modified the Mandy? Do you have a go to t-shirt pattern?
* Named after John Mercer, the process strengthens and makes the (typically cotton) threads more lustrous (thanks wikipedia, I love learning about fabric)!