Another basic to see me through the last few days… The first Grainline Hemlock tee I made is one of the few things that still fits so I decided to make another. Gotta say, Inder was right about the Hemlock tee being a great maternity top. And I know that it will gets lots of wear later.
I’ve made this pattern several times in both woven and knit fabrics. After the first version I took a few inches out of the center front and back and shortened it by a few inches. But for this one I went back to the original. And since it is nearly spring and starting to get warm I went with short sleeves.
Just to make things a little more challenging I pulled out a striped rayon knit from my Mom’s stash. The walking foot on my Bernina was great for keeping the stripes lined up across the seams. I somehow managed to get off by 2 stripes on the back but it’s not too noticeable. In fact, I can’t see it at all when I’m wearing it!
Off to see if I can squeeze in one more project before the baby arrives!
Details: Grainline Hemlock tee, one size, shortened sleeves, double needle hems
Up next is a striped Gainline Hemlock tee made with my usual modifications. Since it happens to look a little like Waldo we decided to have some fun with the pictures. Can you find me?
I love that we found another lady in red stripes to include.
The hat was crocheted by my sister Abby. She says it’s an ugly hat since it’s made from all her leftover bits of yarn. Since it’s my favorite hat (for now) I call it a pretty ugly hat!
I’m joining Gray All Day’s Sew it Chic link up again this week. Lots of great stuff to see!
Details: Grainline Hemlock tee with 2″ width removed front & back, sleeves longer and narrower, cuffs added to the sleeves, ~2 inches shorter
This project started with a perfect teal sweater knit from Stonemountain. I’d already used this fabric in dark and light grey to make two pairs of Hudson pants so I knew it was easy to work with and nice to wear. I noticed that Beth at SunnyGal Studio just posted a sweater she made with this knit too! So if you happen to live the in Bay area you might want to get some of your own.
I used a modified version of Grainline’s free Hemlock tee pattern. I’ve used it before to make a few t-shirts, including one that I “skinnied” by removing 2″ of width from the front and back. I also lengthened the sleeves, and used bands to finish the neck and sleeves. The pattern has been shortened by several inches, too.
The fabric has a bit of drape and makes for a nice, relaxed and casual fit. A confession: I’ve already bought more of this fabric in a dark grey but I haven’t decided what to do with it. Maybe a Linden sweatshirt? Any suggestions?
Details: Grainline Hemlock tee, removed 2″ width from front & back, lengthened & narrowed sleeves, shortened by ~4 inches?, used bands to finish neck and sleeves, double needle hem
The Grainline Hemlock pattern has been a great base for both knit and woven tops. This is the second time I’ve used this kimono sleeve variation with a woven fabric – the first was with a kick ass Nani Iro double gauze.
The fabric is a hand-woven khadi from A Verb for Keeping Warm in Oakland. It’s lightweight with a really interesting texture. I added a little pleat to the sleeves which is especially fun with the stripes.
Details: Grainline studio’s free Hemlock pattern with 2″ removed from the front and the back, the shoulders extended by a couple of inches, 3-4″ shorter, pleated shoulder
This top was inspired by two things. First the fabulous Nani Iro double gauze fabric. Second the lace Hemlock that CUTCUTSEW posted.
I started with a slimmed down Hemlock and made a few adjustments: I extended the sleeves for more of a kimono sleeve and shortened it a bit. I made two practice versions before cutting into the Nani Iro. It seemed too precious to experiment on!
This is a very large scale print so I didn’t worry about matching it at the side seams. I did take a little care laying out the pattern.
Details: Grainline studio’s free Hemlock pattern with 2″ removed from the front and the back, the shoulders extended by a couple of inches, and 3-4″ shorter
My second Grainline Hemlock Tee. This one has short sleeves and is in a fairly stable cotton knit. I think I made it last fall. Looking forward to it being a bit warmer so I can wear it without a sweater.
Just finished my third Grainline Hemlock Tee. I slimmed it a bit, taking 2″ out of the front and the back. Also made the sleeves longer and narrower. It’s made out of a marled grey knit – I think a cotton-poly blend.
Just like the first two, it turned out great. I think this will be a favorite.
Thanks to Jen at Grainline Studio for the awesome free pattern!