FO: (Don’t you get) Fresh With Me, Summer Concert Tee

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!