Lounge Tees

I love making beautiful clothes, but sometimes what you really need are just super simple basics. These two tees are are perfect lounge tees but are also nice enough to be worn to work. Both are based off a ready to wear T-shirt I had ages ago and have been adapted over time. You can see my earlier version I made way back in 2017 for our family trip to Disney here.

I really like how the shoulder seam extends to the back and meets in the middle. Here’s my pattern pieces so you have a better idea how this comes together. The purple tee is directly from the pattern and the blue is a cropped version where I kept the side seam straight. I also had enough fabric leftover in the purple to make a regular fitted tee which I wear constantly.

Tee Front (L) || Tee Back (R)

All the Details:

Here are the fabrics I used for these makes. The Ocean colorway is Out of Stock currently.

Bamboo/Spandex Jersey – Violet 2 yds

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Bamboo/Spandex Jersey is one of our favorite knits. It is super soft with a beautiful drape. This fabric makes great t-shirts, tank tops, dresses, and underwear.

Content: 95% bamboo rayon / 5% spandex
Width: 59″
Weight: 7.37 oz per square yard / 250 GSM
Stretch Percentage: 80% crossgrain / 65% along the grain
Country of Origin: China
Care Instructions: Machine wash or hand wash cold. Do not bleach. Hang or lay flat to dry.
Certifications: Oeko-Tex Certified

Cotton/Modal Jersey – Ocean OOS 1 yd

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This cotton/modal jersey feels like your favorite, perfectly worn-in t-shirt! It’s perfect for tees and tank tops, but would also work well for looser fitting dresses and skirts.

Content: 57.5% cotton / 37.5% tencel modal / 5% spandex
Width: 58″
Weight: 5.9 oz per square yard / 200 GSM
Stretch Percentage: 50% crossgrain / 30% along the grain
Care Instructions: Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Hang dry.

The construction of these is really easy. The fronts meet at center back (I usually just baste them together first- and then are serged to the back. I then add cuffs and bands (not shown in pattern image. I usually just eyeball these pieces and sew on when flat. Easy peasy. Then I’ve been getting alot of wear out of these two tees. Super comfy- the knits are really high quality and so soft! The purple tee was left un-hemmed for now, I’m still deciding on whether to crop it a bit.

Back soon with my Travel Wardrobe Capsule Plans! Until then, Happy Sewing!

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