Wednesday, June 22, 2016

One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other




 

Can you tell the difference between the tops above?  I will give you a clue....the top with the sleeves that are too long isn't for me!

I have been on a tee making bender lately.  The first tee made during my tee working bee, is another Jalie 3352.  I wanted a relaxed fitting tee that I could wear to work and this one fits nicely without clinging.  Once again I used the neckline from Tessuti Alexa.  The fabric I chose is a lovely merino blend from The Fabric Store.  I bought this fabric in their end of winter sale last year. While the resulting top is a triumph, it wasn't until after I had put the neckband on that I realised that this fabric is offgrain which makes my neckband look a little odd!  Initially this annoyed me beyond belief but it is quite amazing how a few wears and time heals all wounds.  

My second spot merino top is my second favourite, Tessuti Alexa.  I do love this pattern.  This top I made from the leftovers from tee number one as a gift for Courteney.  I cut this top very carefully, lining up those tiny blue spots.  Cutting this out at night just about did my head in and at the end of it I really was seeing spots.  Both tops were hemmed and the sleeves and neckbands finished with a twin needle.

Both of these tops have been worn but not together, never together, that is not cool!

6 comments:

  1. Lovely fit on both these tees. I had to zoom in to see the dots. They must be nice and warm too...perfect for this time of year.

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    1. Merino tees are staples in my wardrobe in winter.

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  2. So cute! That fabric is really fun!

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    1. It wasn't quite so fun lining up those dots or sewing with them for that matter! But it is nice to wear.

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  3. Four new tops! you have been busy! I couldn't even tell any difference between the sleeve lengths actually, until you pointed it out! It's lovely to have some great chic basics for warmth and layering in winter, and you just can't beat merino :)

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    1. My daughter tells me I have T-Rex arms! I love merino.

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