Friday, August 23, 2013

Not a bag! Or baby stuff!

This morning I went to have coffee with my friend Alicia, and I wore the Hemlock tee I made last weekend.  It really was a little too warm for it today, but I wanted to test drive it before making any more.  I think I like it!  Here's a pic I had Alicia snap for me:


I really love this fabric.  It's a linen-blend jersey I bought from Girl Charlee a few months ago (sadly, no longer available) with the intention of making a big oversized tee from one of my Burda magazines.  But when Jen put out the Hemlock pattern a few weeks ago, I decided to give that a whirl instead.  This fabric is lightweight and drapey, and doesn't stick to the body the way a cotton jersey would.  It also resists wrinkling, which really surprised me!


When I made this top, I wasn't really sure how long I wanted it to be, and I was too lazy to try it on to determine the length.  I was also too lazy to measure and turn back my hem 1" like the pattern recommends!  I ended up turning it back only 1/2", which is the width of my fusible web plus a smidge.  I figured I could always shorten it later, but I'm OK with this length.  It works with the non-sticky quality of this linen jersey, but with the cotton tissue knit I got for my next one, I'll probably go a little shorter.

I finally got around to downloading the Archer shirt pattern, so I'm hoping to get started on that this weekend!

28 comments:

  1. It's lovely on you, you chic darling!

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  2. This looks great in a print - I've only seen solid or color-blocked versions. It dresses it up a bit which I really like (plus the great accessories you've added). I just finished a red one this week and have started another one in a burnout fabric. I know you'll do a beautiful job on the Archer!

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    1. I saw your red one - very pretty! One of these days I might delve into the world of solid colors, LOL!

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  3. Looks a great length styled like this - the fabric is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you! I do love this fabric, and I think I may have enough left over for a little tank!

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  4. very cute! can't wait to make this tee myself. i've thought of doing a side vent and raising the front hem a couple inches. this will be the perfect top once the weather turns! and yay archer!

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    1. Oooh, that's a great idea! I wanted to do the partially tucked in look like so many people have been doing, but since I left it so long, it's just too much fabric.

      I thought you'd be glad to know I'm finally boarding the Archer Train!

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  5. I'm glad someone else just wings it with length when they're too lazy to measure :)
    Digging your bag by the way!

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    1. Thanks, Libby! I just got it, and I love it too! It's the Greta satchel by Hobo :-)

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  6. Reallly cute! I'm so excited to see your Archer shirt! It's going to be fab!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Sonja! I've got my fingers crossed that I won't have to do any adjustments on the Archer for my broad back, because I don't know how!

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  7. I love the necklaces you paired with it - you really are the Queen of Accessories!

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    1. Thank you! These are two necklaces I made when I still worked in the jewelry studio. The turquoise beads are vintage, and the red coral is hand knotted on silk thread :-)

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  8. Lovely top, I've always been curious about linen knits, are they easy to sew with?

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    1. Thank you! This is my only experience with linen jersey, and I found it really easy to work with. I wish I could find some more!

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  9. Another beautiful item Gail and I love seeing your smiling face!

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  10. This is a lovely top. The style looks really good with jeans and the colours of the print are gorgeous. Love the double necklaces too.

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    1. Thanks, Sam! I also want to try this top with red pants :-)

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  11. I love this fabric! Perfect weekend outfit.

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  12. Ooooh love that fabric! And linen knit is my new favorite thing! Sad this is sold out :(

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    1. I'm sad it's sold out too - I would totally buy more! If you have a source for linen knits, let me know - I'm really liking it!

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  13. Nicely done Gail. The fabric is lovely - great print and colours in you. Because of my recent blogging hiatus I had totally missed this free pattern. Good to know it's out there.

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    1. You know, it reminds me of the kind of tee shirts I used to wear in the '90s - very oversized. I really like it though, and have plans for a few more! It got hot again for a while after I made this, but I think it's finally starting to be fall, so I should get to it!

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  14. I'm so sad this fabric is no longer available! It's beautiful!

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    1. Thank you! I'm hoping they might bring it back - seems like they do that sometimes!

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