If you squint into the sun, you can see there is still snow on the hills.
But I’m SO over winter, that the name of this pattern was enough: the Summer Concert Tee?
Yes please! Let me at it!
Pattern: The Summer Concert Tee, a pdf download from Dixie DIY for the insignificant sum of $3
Fabric: One yard of neon yellow and grey marl stripe jersey from Girl Charlee, $5 plus p&p
Other: Neon yellow ribbon to stabilise the inside shoulder seams and back neck, from the stash.
Pdf downloads can be such a pain to put together, but this one was easy… after I remembered not to print it double-sided!
I cut it in the smallest size, XS, which is a 34 inch bust. It’s pretty much perfect. I am impressed by the wide range of sizes on the one print-out. I traced my size onto tissue paper as ordinary printer paper is too stiff to pin on drapey fabric like this.
The only thing I changed was the scoop of the neck. I raised it up using the guide line for the largest size. I know I will get more wear out of it like this.
If I was making it again I might lengthen the front a smidge, as it only just meets the top of my jeans and I reckon my belly-dancing days are limited.
It is one of those mullet-hem jobs which is probably “so last year”, but I like it so I don’t care!
It took me just a morning to make. A morning, people! Got up, made a tee shirt? Shazzam!
It was a breeze to sew once I got my stitch length right. I used the “vari-overlock” stitch on my Bernina and there were some initial foot-plate suckage issues… and some strong language.
It’s fresh (FRESH!) exciting, it’s so exciting to me-ee!
I am delighted to have injected a dash of neon yellow into my wardrobe, just as the sunshine appeared!
I hope that this will be enough to satisfy my craving for electric colour, but I seem to be drawn to it more and more. I was ogling a pair of neon-trimmed trainers in Dune today – it was a close thing, they look much better in real life!