Just in time for Back to School sewing…
Jess at Gracious Threads introduced her latest pattern the Raindrop Tee! And I was a lucky pattern tester, or was my daughter lucky for scoring a cool tee perfect for the fall season – I think we were both lucky! (you can be a lucky winner of the pattern… see below)
What I liked best about the Raindrop Tee is its a slim fit shirt of knit fabric that is stylish with a high-low hem. (I had to explain to my husband why the front was shorter than the back – he thought I messed up big time) And you know I like pockets! This tee has a front pocket made of knit fabric or woven fabric that allows another fabric choice from your scrap-stash.
The scoop neckline is bound with ribbing. There is a choice of short or cropped sleeves. The top is perfect for pairing with leggings to cover the bum, with skinny jeans (as my daughter models here), or can be layered for cooler weather.
The PDF pattern fits sizes 2-8, is downloadable immediately upon purchase, and provides clear instructions to create your own collection of tees.
I tested the size 6 for my girl with cropped sleeves (that’s jazzier than saying 3/4 sleeves) in a navy floral knit fabric from Jo-ann’s on the middle, orange striped knit fabric from Pick Your Plum on the sleeves, and a navy gingham pocket trimmed in gray ribbing. For me, why use only one fabric when you can use 4! fabrics! So happy that the Raindrop Tee allows so much fabric selection happiness!
I stitched up the shirt in under 3 hours – which is a fast sew for me cause I am really slow. I used mostly “Varnie” my Husqvarna/Viking sewing machine, and finished the seams with an overlock stitch, and sewed the ribbing and hem with a cover stitch on “Nina” my Bernina serger. I am still learning to use the cover stitch so this was good practice for me.
See the post introducing the Raindrop Tee on the Gracious Threads HERE.
And check out more of the tees from testers over the next few days on these blogs:
Now for the exciting news… Gracious Threads is graciously (it is in their name) giving away a Raindrop Tee pattern to a lucky winner. Enter via the Rafflecopter below.
* the pattern was provided to me for free in exchange for my time testing the fitting and tutorial, all opinions are my own.