Love Notions Laundry Day Tee – sleeveless

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Work day in the loft…making a mess, no makeup or hair-do, just a nice morning spent finishing a few projects, watching the Wimbledon tennis matches, and having absolutely nothing planned or pressing.

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This is my second make of this dress (first one here), and I fully intended for it to have sleeves. But – I was well into cutting out the bodice when I remembered that I needed to adjust the length of the shoulder seams. Oops.

But it’s a nice segue into a discussion of why I needed to do that at all. (BTW, IMHO, based on reviews and examples I’ve seen, a lot of sewists have struggled with the armscye area and sleeve on this pattern. Perhaps this will be helpful ).

Below, on the left – the Laundry Day Tee, aka LDT, has two cutting lines for the armscye. One for the versions with sleeves, and a second ‘tank’ cutting line for the sleeveless versions. On the right – my LDT size Medium laid on M5974 size 12 (this is the Palmer/Pletsch Perfect Knit Dress, my version here).

There is about 1″ difference in shoulder length. On Emile, whose shoulders match mine since I trimmed them a few months ago, it’s easy to see just how short the shoulder seam really is:

Since I couldn’t add the sleeves, I trimmed a bit of curve into the front armscye (the back was fine) and used self-fabric binding to finish. A view of the inside (and I still can hardly believe this armscye was meant to carry a sleeve):

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Fabric: Fresh Produce Hideaway Flowers cotton jersey, from Girl Charlee

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I’m not slamming this pattern at all, in fact I really like most of it, and I’ve certainly made more fit adjustments to other things I’ve sewn! I guess it irks me a little because it’s so avoidable – there’s a reason why Burda and all the Big 4 have almost identical shoulder lengths on their slopers. And those slopers fit me just fine, maybe with a change to the pitch of the seam for my square shoulders, but certainly long enough.

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Bye for now! Coco

6 thoughts on “Love Notions Laundry Day Tee – sleeveless

  1. thanks! Actually, I knew I needed to adjust the shoulder, and it’s in my pattern notes as well, but as mentioned, I simply forgot to do it on this version. My tissue is since updated 🙂 It happens…

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  2. Hi Charlotte – I agree, it’s a great little pattern, and I give it lots of kudos, here and on my first post. This dress is sewn with the new version (I downloaded it as soon as it was released, love all the add-ons). I really enjoy Tammi’s FB group as well, I love to see what everyone’s making.

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