School is doing it’s best to monopolized my every waking minute, but I’m managed to sneak in a little selfish sewing here and there. So although my sewing pace has slowed I’m still chipping away at projects. I have to say I’m very excited to have something new in the closet. I’ve been feeling like quite the slob sitting next to my immaculately turned out classmates. After working in science labs the bar has certainly risen.
This new tee was inspired by a Celine Fall 2010 RTW top which I’ve had pinned forever. Pockets of unreasonable proportion? Sign me up! They’re 6″x 8″ so will easily accommodate multiple iPhone 6 (the large size) or heck maybe even a tablet, a sandwich, or a small dog. Forget the backpack, I’ve got pockets!
I created this pattern from scratch because I wanted to practice drafting and fitting sleeves. For the more sensible sewist, I’d recommend the scout tee pattern by Grainline (which both Laney and I have sewn). I realized recently that while I’ve fit all sorts of garments on myself and many of the Boston crafty foxes (Jenny, Laney, Carrie, Ping, Doga, Tall Sarah, Shop Sarah, Mackenzie, Emily, Jessica), I rarely mess with sleeves. I guess we never struggled with a completely fugly sleeve and largely ignored them. Consequently, sleeves remain a bit mysterious to me. Aren’t sleeve caps strange? They’re not even symmetrical for goodness sakes! I’ll certainly need to draft many more to be an expert, but it was an informative exercise and fortunately I was smart enough to muslin. It would have been a tragedy to ruin this embroidered Rag and Bone remnant I found at Mood.