Worn with Maria Jeans
It’s finished- both pattern and “View B!” I used lilac colored rayon for the yoke and accents, and pale blue cotton for the body. I like wearing both of these colors, they work for me and fit into my wardrobe. It’s fun to use them in the same garment; the result reminds me of some kind of girly sportswear.
When I made the pinstriped version of this top, I mentioned the possibility of making it into a dress. Not this time. For one, I decided I don’t like the look of a light-colored knit dress on me. Not even a little bit. For the other, I’m working out a way to make a skirt pattern without using a ream of paper. I’ll get back to you on that.
Here’s the reversed shots for those who prefer to be interesting from behind. I like it both ways. There’s not much else to say about this pattern I haven’t said already, except to show you a few pieces of the Bow Tie Tee pattern available on Craftsy.
If you’ve worked with my downloadable patterns in the past, I hope you will enjoy the cleaner and tidier drawings and diagrams in this pattern. The Bow Tie Tee is probably not the best pattern to learn to sew knits, but it’s not terribly difficult if you have a smidgen of knit experience under your belt.
I hit on my preferred method for imaging patterns while working on the Bow Tie Tee. When I printed my copies, they went together MUCH quicker than previously. Many thanks to everyone who has emailed me with suggestions on how to improve my work. My ears are still open!
This is also my first multi-sized pattern: sizes 35-55, the same as my free tee pattern.
The last time I looked, 53 copies of the Hack for this month were downloaded. Cool! Please let me know if I’m a good drafting teacher or a bad one. I’ll archive the hacks each month on the Blank Canvas Tee page.
Speaking of, I’m setting my sights on making a final version of the BCT. It was a really fun experiment, I learned a lot, and now I want to put up a pretty (free) multi-sized version which reflects all our edits.
I also want to add a size 30- if you have a 30″ bust and would like to help me answer a few questions of proportion, please email me or leave a comment and I’ll email you.
Finally, I thought it would be useful to make a flickr group for garments made from the BCT, the hacks and the pattern. I’m always inspired by the work of others, and by seeing another sewist wearing the clothes (s)he’s made. I thought this would be easier than trying to maintain a gallery. If you’d like to join, click here.
I’m already plotting March- which will actually be published in March! I got a little behind in February. Here’s a peek:
Cotton crocheted insertion lace. Whisper-weight linen/cotton slub knit. Oh yes, there will be a lace and materials giveaway.
Visit Craftsy to take a look at the pattern– I also made a button for my sidebar for easy reference.
Thank you so much for all your encouragement while I play with pattern-making. Your enthusiasm keeps me going! :)