Free: Mandy boat tee

Here’s the Mandy Boat Tee – a free pattern from Tessuti’s. This version uses two fabrics for a sleek style.

This isn’t a style I’ve worn before so here’s my first attempt at wearing this pattern as is with a simple roll shoulder adjustment. What do you think?

Mr V commented that I looked like an ‘inner-city’ chic in this outfit. He’s a keeper.
I used my coverstitch machine to finish the hems before overlocking this top together. That’s right. I finished the hems first.
I’ve paired Mandy with my Tessuti Anita ponte pants in Chorizo. 
Chorizo – I love this colour.
40 minutes Mandy Boat Tee sewing time. You can’t beat that.

I’ll post my Anita pants review shortly. These ponte pants have been wonderful.

I’m wearing a long sleeve, fitted grey tee underneath  Mandy to stay warm in the house. Any thermal or merino layer would help ward off the cold under Mandy.
Yes  Mandy is oversized and I think these two patterns (Mandy and Anita) are the perfect combination – even for a petite like me. 

Mandy with my grey test Anita ponte pants

Below is my slimmer version in a much finer knit with mesh sleeves. Initially I thought  this looked ‘undercooked’, but I’ve changed my mind. I think this works too.

Mandy boat tee is a free pattern from Tesssuti. Cool:)

I think I can handle this style for summer too. 


  1. Mr. V is right very chic. Great look Maria and thanks for the pattern information. I think if you added a great longer necklace with the last Mandy it would look so dressy. Fabulous job.


  2. Love the zigzag Mandy. I've looked at that pattern a few times but I wasn't sure. You have decided it for me. I will download it and get the Anita pattern too. You look great.


  3. I agree with Mr V- I think this silhouette looks great on you, Maria, and I especially like the burgundy version. I love experimenting with different styles when sewing. I find I'm much more willing to try new styles when I'm making it and there's more of a process involved than just buying. Might need to give this one a go myself 🙂


  4. You never know really.
    Like your Shibori work. That jacket you made was quiet stylish. I'm actually going to a workshop next month to try this Jenny.


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