Oh Christmas Tee, Oh Christmas Tee!
Look what i managed to finally make this year…. a Christmas top! Like i said last year i hoped to make more Christmas related sewing! I raided my stash as i knew i had some Christmas Jersey left over from last year and thankfully i had a 1m of Reindeer jersey from Fabricstyles which i had won from their Instagram competition last Christmas!
Last year i managed to get a Christmas Dress sorted and I’m working on it again this year in the form of the Deer and Doe’s Belladone with Red and White polka dot fabric from Adam Ross in their Black Friday Sale at a steal of just over a tenner for 3m at extra wide!
Now, as you do i was looking through my huge amount of PDF Patterns…. yeah i have a problem! I came across Love Notions Laundry Day Tee, I used this pattern last year for my mum for a Christmas Present and for some reason never got round to making myself one…. till now!
Thankfully, there has been an updated version of the pattern which now features a better fitting sleeve, more sleeve options, a dress length and high/low tunic & dress options! The tee and tunic have also been shortened too. Yay!
I decided since it was for work that I’d make the Tee version as i wanted it be comfy without it swamping me as i am only short hahaha!
With regarding the sizing options and measuring i went for the Medium. With the handy layer options on the Pattern i was able just to print the medium and piecing together lines for the a4 size rather than being set to US size, win win!
I really like the clever way the back piece attaches to the front without the need of piecing and cutting out 2 separate pattern pieces.
Yes, i got this tee cut out in a Metre but i couldn’t fit the neckband pattern piece on the fold… So I had to add a 1cm Seam allowance to my Neckband and sewn it together and there you go! You actually can’t tell that I’ve done that on the band itself mwhahaha!
I used my Singer Overlocker for the majority of the construction of the Tee including my neckband.
I then brought our My Trusty Singer 9960 to finish the Neckband, Sleeves and Hem.
Here is the final result!
A little selfie as the lighting is crap here in the UK at the mo! I hope to get some better pics when the weather picks up!
Happy Sewing folks!