Meet my new favourite 3/4 sleeve tee shirt, the Uvita from Itch to Stitch. It might just be the fabric that’s got me so in love, but I have a feeling it’s a combination of perfect fabric and pattern, a pattern that just so happens to be free! The fabric is actually navy and ecru, but looks so dark it’s almost black.
The fabric is viscose/modal and elastane blend from Montreux Fabrics, but sadly they seem to be sold out of this particular stripe. It’s soft and drapey and has a silky touch. It can get caught on things, when using the overlocker I had to cover the screw tops with magic tape because they were catching on the fabric. I notice that my recycled coffee sack shopping tote has left its mark too. The fibres are caught in the tee shirt fibres.
So, that pattern. I love the length, I cut the size 12 and added a 3cm FBA on the half to the front. The sleeve length is just right for me, they don’t ride up to past my elbows and I don’t feel the need to push them up either. There is a full length option for the cooler weather. I was initially unsure whether the neckline would work on me, but after making and wearing the Basic Instinct Tee with the crew neck, I realised this would work just fine. I love the loose fit on the body and the length is just right.
I have to admit something here, I actually made this back at the end of May – photographed it early June… So why is it only blogged now? Because I’ve been too busy wearing it and loving it! 🙂 It has been in constant use, the navy goes with pretty much every other item in my wardrobe, so if it’s the first tee I see in the morning, I wear it! Even better – it doesn’t need ironing! That means it is back in the wardrobe far quicker than some of the other things I’ve made.
I really will be making more of these, even the neckline worked brilliantly, (I had my doubts) the fabric behaved itself and stayed flat – no rolling. A real winner in my book! Please stay tuned for all the things I made in June and now need to blog in July!