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!