There is a train of thought that says, if it ain't broke don't fix it but I also subscribe to the idea that if you have an itch, it ain't going away until you itch it. The Tessuti Alexa tee was one such itch. It has been in my shopping cart for about a month now, on and off. Not that I thought there is anything to object to with my Sewaholic Renfrew pattern, but I felt it was time for a change. I wanted a bandless tee, more like rtw and could have drafted my own but time is money peeps and I really didn't have the inclination to waste valuable sewing time drafting my own pattern.....enter the Alexa tee. What I like about this tee, is the bigger arm openings. Yes, in this picture, there are smile lines under one arm but ususally when worn, these don't happen. It is just my luck that after a full day's wear that they appeared when this photo was taken.
The fabric I chose was some beautiful merino lycra that I picked up at a Lane Walker Rudkin receivership sale. My only regret is that I only bought one metre but even at $15 per metre, I just couldn't justify adding any more to my stash.
What did I change about this pattern....well absolutely nothing! In my opinion, it is about perfect as it is.
While we are on the subject of indie patterns, I had to add a little part to this post on my new running leggings. Because it was getting cold, I decided that my short running leggings weren't cutting it. I had some lovely brushed wool lycra in my stash which was just begging to become leggings. I used Style Arc Laura Leggings. I changed nothing about this pattern and ended up with a very wearable, warm and comfortable pair of leggings for running.