Below is a size chart for the Ellie and Mac pattern line, for reference:
Version (loose or fitted): Fitted
Size: XS/S/M, I started out at an XS at the shoulders/bust then graded up to a small for the waist and a medium at the hips.
This pattern is a fun tunic length t-shirt with both fitted and loose options included. I decided to sew the fitted version but I’m looking forward to making the loose version as well.
If you enjoy doing a test muslin first, for fit, you can wear your muslin as a cosy night shirt.
This was a very straightforward sew. There is one seam down the back of the shirt and the front is cut on the fold.
My favorite feature in this tee is that the sleeves are incorporated into the pattern. This means that this project is a super quick sew! This is a great top for sewers that are just starting to sew with knit fabrics.
I also enjoy the curved hem. The back is slightly lower then the front for a flattering hi/low hem detail.
For this top I mostly used my serger. I used a coverstitch machine for the bottom hem, sleeve hems, and at the neckband seam.
You could very easily use a standard sewing machine for this project. If you’re new to sewing with knits, I recommend sewing with a zig zag stitch and using a walking foot with your sewing machine. A twin needle (or this size needle as well) is also a nice finishing option to use with a standard sewing machine (for the hems and to finish the neckband seam).
I wore the top layered over leggings for the photos. I don’t tend to wear leggings as pants so the length of this top offers a nice modest covering for tights. I could also see wearing this top over slim jeans as well.
Future plans: I would love to sew this tee in a sequins or shiny knit fabric for a date night top. I would also love to do a pattern hack by extending the length, adding slits and making a maxi dress. A third interest that I have for this pattern is to make more handmade pajama tops (I’m enjoying wearing my muslin as a night shirt). I would love to make all three options with this pattern in the near future.
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