Sunday, March 31, 2013

Yellow Chevron Easy Tee


What a beautiful weekend it's been! Good Friday, sunshine, Easter Sunday, fun times with family, April Fools Day, and more sunshine!  I've been sewing quite a bit the past few days, with some extra motivation from my Spring Break Fabric Giveaway Challenge!  I have one new thing to show you today, and another one for tomorrow!

Presenting: The Yellow Chevron Easy Tee! (or the Sunshine Tee, as the hubs calls it)

Fabric:  Riley Blake The Sweetest Thing Jersey Knit Chevron Gold, purchased on Etsy
Yardage: 1 yard
Time to Make:  1 hour? It was late - lol
Changes:  Lengthened sleeves a bit, omitted neck facing

Originally I was going to use this fabric for another Renfrew.  However the print was just too busy, IMO, for all those pieces - neck binding, sleeve band, waist band, etc.  I needed something a little more plain.  I purchased this pattern a day or so ago for the adorable skirt, and I didn't realize it also came with a top pattern! While the pattern was intended for a woven, it totally works with a knit also.  It was a very quick make - only two pattern pieces (I omitted the neck facing and just turned under the neckline and the sleeves).

I really love how this turned out! I have been wearing it non-stop since I made it :) Except of course when I wore the Easter dress I also made (watch this space!).  I can't wait to try it in a woven fabric - I'm thinking it would be a great pattern for a tricky fabric like chiffon.  I love this tee SO MUCH! It was super easy, it's very comfy cuddly, and such happy colors! Goes very nicely with my Easter flowers, don't you think?


  1. Look at your beautiful flowers! You know I love this tee - it goes with your sunshiney personality! It was great to meet you on Saturday!

  2. What a cute tee shirt! I bet it'll be a great basic to wear with lots of other things. I need to learn how to sew knits and set in sleeves so I can start making me some basics!

  3. Cute! You and the top! The pattern really allow the print to shine. Great choice!

  4. Really nice tee.... Sweet and simple........Happy Easter to you!

  5. Oh I love that shirt! Such perfect spring time colors and it looks super comfortable :)

  6. Spring has cetainly sprung with your gold jersey. Lovely make.