For my first item in my Summer 2015 wardrobe project, I chose the fitted scoop neck tee with elbow-length sleeves. Pattern Scoop neck tee from Crafty’s Sewing with Knits: 5 Wardrobe Essentials class + banding technique from Sewing on the Edge: Finishing Techniques Project features working with slinky knit fusible tricot and stay stitching around neckline clean join on neck band twin needle topstitching Process notes made size small, with elbow-length sleeves curved in at the waistline, roughly following the Coco shaping 3/8 in. wide band of fusible tricot cut the same shape as the neckline 2 1/4 in. wide strip of fabric…
These knit shorts are a little too roomy, thanks to my pattern fitting error, but cute and comfy nonetheless.
I enjoyed sewing my first Coco so much that the second it was done I began plotting my next one. And since it’s been 110° lately, a sleeveless version sounded like a smart idea.
Tilly hooked me with her Coco pattern.
It’s become all too clear how poorly most of my off-the-rack shirts fit in the shoulders and upper back area. Like, annoyingly clear. That’s why my mission is to get the fit right and make my own.