Monday, February 2, 2015

A Simple Tee

This simple t-shirt almost sewed itself. I'll be making more of these for summer. 

I used the Maria Denmark Kirsten Kimono Tee, available as a free PDF download when I signed up for her newsletter. (I also purchased the Audrey dress pattern, but that hasn't yet been sewn up.) 

I lowered the neckline by about an inch. For the neckline finish I used the fabric inside out for contrast. The sleeves are finished by turning the inside out. I basted both the neckline band and the sleeve hems by hand, then stitched them using a double needle. 

The fabric is a cotton rayon lycra mix, I believe, quite drapey. 


  1. I have a stash of Liberty print, cottons and linens. Haven't sewn for many years but hope to get back to it. I live in T shirts now - but the fabrics I chose still call to me.
    And I covet that kimono T!!

  2. I love your T-shirt so will download the pattern. I also love the fabric. It is really hard to get small white polka dots on navy fabric around here. I like it in a slightly stretchy knit for comfort and easy wear. You've done really well on building your wardrobe. It's a great skill to be able to sew something when you want ;-)