I hatched a plan in my head for a Lace Ensis Tee, and once it's in my head ... then it must happen! This is the result...
I have sewn this pattern once before HERE. Whilst I was happy with how the top-half fitted I was keen to get a better fit on the lower body this time. I cut a XS size exactly to pattern and it is perfect!
The upper sleeve is cut exactly to pattern and I made sleeve bands the same depth as the neckband. I applied the sleeve band first, then attached the sleeves to the body in the flat, sewed up the side seams and under sleeve including bands. Then I folded the band under and top-stitched. I'm pretty pleased with this application because the seam is neatly finished with no raw edges. Stripe matching was pretty easy with this fabric, it was beautifully on grain.
The stripe fabric I recently picked up from the Arthur Toye closing down sale for just $7.50p/m. It's a light weight jersey knit which matches the weight of the lace beautifully. The lace I bought at the Fabric Warehouse pop-up sale at the end of last year for a mere $3.00p/m.
While I was rummaging around in my stash I also pulled out another stripe knit, this one acquired at the Fabric Warehouse pop-up sale for $3.00p/m and paired it with some white powernet I purchased for bra making, also from the Fabric Warehouse.
This is the Hi Lo Raglan from Jamie Christina. I've also made this one before HERE. I made a couple of alterations to the pattern: widened both front a back pattern pieces by 1/4" at the hip; shorted the back curve by 3/4" and added 2" to the length of the sleeves at the cuff end - I quiet like a long, long sleeve.
I feel I'm getting pretty good at this stripe matching thing ..
Both of these t-shirts were quick and easy to put together - I cut and sewed both in one afternoon/evening. I used my trusty ol walking foot on my Janome and finished the seams with the overlocker. My overlocker is soooo old that it is only good for finishing seams - doesn't do any fancy stuff.
On both I finished the hem by overlocking the raw edge and turning it up and under 1/4" then top stitched. Although in hindsight I should have used by twin needle so it doesn't curl.
More photos on my Flickr -- Ensis Tee and Hi Lo Raglan