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:
- 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.
- The fabric is 58″ wide, so I had a nice remnant for an infinity scarf!
Parting shot – the Christmas cactus continues to bring joy. They love the cool weather.
With warm thoughts, I hope this finds you well – Coco