Blue + White Dolman Sleeve Tee

The kids are off this week for Spring Break and we are all taking it easy over at my mom’s.  The last few weeks have been crazy busy at work (we had inventory and then a giant transfer) so this week to just sit back and relax is well deserved. I’m on a self-imposed sewing hiatus but have a bit of time for blogging today while the kids are playing with their cousins. Here’s a simple refashion I’ve made a few times over now in my favorite colorway, a Blue and White Dolman Sleeve Tee.

I was sewing up a storm this past weekend knowing I’d have no sewing time this week.  I finished a one piece swimsuit for my daughter and a new bikini for myself.  Plus I finished my garment sample for a new seamstress gig I’m exploring.  Hopefully I’ll have pics later in the week to show off all my swim makes. You can get a sneak peek if you follow me on Instagram. I’m also gearing up for our trip to Disney in two weeks!  I can’t wait to share all the fab outfits I made for my daughter and I to wear.

I made this very simple knit tee a few weeks ago. It’s a copy of a RTW shirt that I loved the shape of.  The original was so pretty in a dusty mauve but unfortunately the dye they used left spots after laundering.  No waste since I cut it up to make a pattern.  I’ve made three so far.  This blue and white print, another made using up the last remnants of a baby wrap from Amelie (you can see the last shirt I made using the same print here) as well as a sheer mint version that I’ll be sharing later with my Disney makes (for Jasmine).

This tee is great for using up remnants, especially if you add an extra seam in the front or back). I made this one out of an XL thrift store dress. I always try to pick up thrift store finds that have a lot of material for me to work with. I’m wearing it here with my fav Morgan white jeans.

Construction:

The design is a simple dolman sleeve tee with a folded up cuff. The front extends to the back like a yoke meeting the back in a V.  The curved high-low hem is so easy to wear.  Easy sewing too,  just two main pieces, cuffs and self binding at the neck seams with a turned up tiny hem. I cut the back in two pieces to make it fit my fabric. Here’s a quick sketch to better show where the seams are positioned (image).

 

I’ll also be participating once again in Me Made May. I’ll probably stick mostly to Instagram this year but I’ll share a recap here on the blog. Here’s my pledge:

‘I, Rebecca Burnett at Sew Pomona @sewpomona , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’17. I endeavor to wear one handmade look each day (aiming for no repeats!)  for the duration of May 2017’

I’ll be poolside and enjoying our old neighborhood all week.  Hope you’re all enjoying Spring! Happy Sewing!