Yesterday it got cold, so I made a couple of Winter Tessellate tees from Melissa of Fehr Trade.
Knit tops are easy to sew and I love refreshing my basics from time to time.
I cut this version out before breakfast and had it sewn up before we headed into town for an early Sunday lunch.
I used the basic small size and used my overlocker for most of the sewing. I used the coverstitch machine for the hems.
This test version had plenty of wiggle room if we’d had a large lunch.
Once we returned home I dived into my fabric stash and came up with a new top for the gym.
Again I used the small size but this top is meant for running and working out in.
There was a bit too much room in the body of the top for doing floor work and doing burpees.
Activewear is supposed to be like a second skin.
So after this morning’s class I put this top on inside-out and pinned out the excess. The body of this top in now more formfitting.
The back has less fabric pooling at centre back. I’ll make the xsmall for the gym.
This Tessellate tee is the basic tee with no add on features and took just under 3 hours to cut and sew.
The first version showed that I needed to shorten the shoulder seams so I took 3cm out of both front and back shoulder seams.
I then did a forward shoulder adjustment – raise the back shoulder seam and lower the front shoulder seam all at the shoulder point.
And of course, I shortened the sleeve length but kept the tee length.
And that’s it really.
PS: Did you notice I’m still wearing Fehr Trade’s steeplechase leggings from last season? Both pieces were worth investing in for the cold.
You did a good job again Melissa. All the best for your next big run this weekend.