Grainline Studio Lark Tee tunic

Greetings from sunny Florida! Actually this the first really warm day in several weeks. And tonight we return to our typical winter chill. I like to take pics outside, but not when I’m cold!

It really has been chilly, and I’ve been lusting after some cozy long sleeve tees to wear over leggings. Typically my knit tops only last one season, so I’m filling a seasonal gap.

I chose to start with the Lark tee because it has a crew neck option and good bones. This is a great tee pattern:

Sewing notes:

  • I drafted the size 14, a couple sizes larger than I sew for a ‘regular’ tee shirt, to get the loose fit I like in a tunic.
  • The pattern has a generous center back length at 28″, to which I added 2″ for that tunic look (read that as ‘covers the tush’).
  • I also took out the form-fitting curves at the waist and hip.
  • DBP is relatively easy to sew, just test your machine and serger settings before starting. It’s densely knit and a bit spongy, think of an ITY with body. I find that a jersey needle works best – no skipped stitches or pierced threads.
I love this double-brushed poly knit from JoAnn – Ember Dark Orange Gingko Leaf. I got the last 2 yards from my store, and I think it’s sold out online.
  • The fabric is 58″ wide, so I had a nice remnant for an infinity scarf!

More pics:

Parting shot – the Christmas cactus continues to bring joy. They love the cool weather.

With warm thoughts, I hope this finds you well – Coco

10 thoughts on “Grainline Studio Lark Tee tunic

  1. Gorgeous top! Love the fabric, just my colors. I am curious how you wash your double brushed knit? By hand, washer on delicate? Do you dry in the dryer? I ask because the one and only DBP fabric I purchased, faded and pilled after washing on delicate in the washing machine. I also dried it on delicate in the dryer and probably added more pilling. Not purchased any sense.

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    1. I wash mine in the machine on cold using a speed wash, which has short wash, rinse, spin cycles, then tumble dry on casual setting, till just dry. I’ve not had any issues with DBP, probably have 10 garments. Maybe you had the misfortune to get a ‘bad’ piece. Except for this particular fabric, this post, my DBP has come from Fabric.com.

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  2. Very nice top – the colours, print and shape are all wonderful. It suits you so well. And looks so great photographed against that blue wall. Superb.

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  3. Very nice top – the colours, print and shape are all wonderful. It suits you so well. And looks so great photographed against that blue wall. Superb.

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