Adrianna, who is one half of Crafterhours (and the one behind Hey June patterns) asked me and some other ladies if we'd like to try her newest pattern and do a little blog tour and of course I said yes! Because I LOVE v-necks. I have found they are the most flattering on me (and have bought about 50 navy and black ones from JCrew--stick with what you like, right?). I also said yes because I love Adrianna. I do. She's soooo cool and sooo funny and I love everything she does and her patterns and her writing style and JUST EVERYTHING.
Ok, enough about her:) Now on to the shirt!
The grey fabric is from Girl Charlee (Black Heather Solid Cotton Jersey Tri Blend Knit Fabric) and the stripes on the sleeves are a solid black jersey, 1/2" wide. The black iron on transfer was cut with my silhouette and the black neck band is cut from a Target tshirt. I interfaced that with iron-on knit stuff to keep it stable because it kept rolling up on me. pattern modifications are: I made the short sleeves about 1" shorter than the pattern and did not hem it (because I forgot but hope to do that one day). I sewed a large because of bust measurements. I'm 5'7" if that helps, have wide hips....and just thought I'd need a large.
I put a small 17 on the chest and arm along with the large one on the back with my last name and they were all SOOOOO hard to photograph. I had my Dad take these photos and we had to really walk around the yard trying to find the right light and angle. Thanks Dad!! **I chose 17 for no reason except I love the #7 and Emily's favorite # is 17.
This pattern walks you through making a v-neck which is so cool. I had made v-necks before when I went through a scrub making phase about 15 years ago but the instructions sucked. These don't. Look at my V!! Almost perfect! It's actually my shoddy top-stitching that makes it look off but trust me, that V is good. Thanks Adrianna for awesome instructions:)
Below it shows that I could have made a smaller shirt but I'm glad I didn't. This thin knit is not super stretchy and I think with this particular fabric it wouldn't have looked good fitted. Maybe it would have but I didn't want to test it smaller.
See that Hey June button below? Don't try and click on it.
Thanks again Adrianna!
Alsooooooo, my super creative and dear-to-my-heart friends Corinnea and Jessica (mother and daughter) of Created Blissfully are showing off their Union St. Tee(s) today too! Go over there and check them/it out! I worked with Corinnea in Germany for a VERY long time. I can vouch for her sewing abilities. Jessica is not so bad either:) Jessica is crazy talented like her mom and I love seeing her crafty stuff like this and this.