Back in July (I’m a little backed up with blogging projects!) I made this white Inari tee and I think I might have cracked the perfect t shirt pattern! I’ve made the tee and the dress versions of this pattern before but the tee was a little too cropped for me (I have a relatively long body) so I added a hem band to the previous version, but this time I added 6.5cm to the bottom of the pattern and I think it ended up a pretty perfect length – because of my long body I’ve realised long t shirts don’t look great on me.
The other change I made (if you can make it out in these photos, it’s really difficult to photograph white without everything getting blown out!) was to cut the front and back with seams down the centre. This was because I didn’t have enough fabric left to be able to cut them on the fold.
The fabric was the leftover white jersey (which is really nice quality) from Tilly and the Buttons, which I used for my 2 Frankie tops. I actually originally did cut the pieces on the fold, 3cm away from the fold as that’s the closest I could get them while fitting in the frankie pattern pieces. But I realised this would have made the neckline really wide, which wasn’t really the look I was going for, so I took out the excess and added seams – and luckily I actually really like how it looks with the seams!
This is such a quick make to whip up and (in my case) doesn’t take a massive amount of fabric so I’ve got a billion more planned from all the bigger leftovers from other projects.
The other bonus from this pattern is that you can make it up in knits or wovens.
I made the size 6, as I’ve done before. Maybe the only other change I would make would be to slightly lengthen the sleeves. I don’t know if it’s specific to this fabric, but the sleeves seem to kind of bunch up and almost turn inside out in my armpit so I think adding even 1 or 2 more cm to the sleeve might solve this.
You can almost make out the seam down the centre back! These were the second set of photos I took as I tried outside and they were so blown out my limited photoshop skills couldn’t make them look even vaguely normal!
Do you have a favourite go-to tee pattern? Or are you still on the hunt for the perfect one? I’ve made a few different patterns and this is definitely my favourite at the moment!
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