17/10/2015

More Lark Tee's!

Ah!  Finally getting back to posting about the clothes I've made recently.  I've been busy trying to get some pieces done so I could stop wearing jeans to work everyday (whoops!) so I haven't had a ton of time to get out to take photos when it's light out, and to write about the things I've made.

Anyways, I received some fabric I ordered from Hawthorn Threads last week, and managed to whip up two new Lark Tees from Grainline Studios.  I started with the boat-neck 3/4 sleeve version (you can see that one here), so I figured I would make two long-sleeve versions.  One with a crew neck, and one scoop-neck.  I've never sewn anything with a neck-band before, so I was a bit nervous getting started.  Once I got going though and made sure everything was pinned properly, sewing on the neckband was easy!  I am really loving my new serger for sewing with knits, I was able to whip up these shirts in about an hour each.
I am looooving the prints and colours from these two Art Gallery knits.


Best of all is the raindrop pattern.  I work as a stormwater management engineer, so the print is just perfect for me!

Both shirts go really well with skirts or jeans, and they're super comfy for every day wear.  This pattern is definitely making it's way in to the TNT (tried n' true) category!  I'll have to make a couple of the shorter sleeve versions for the warmer seasons for sure.

The weather is nice today, so I was able to get out and take some photos of me in the shirts!  I'm also wearing a Colette Mabel skirt I made earlier this week (see a post on that soon!), and a blue circle skirt from H&M that I bought last year.


Good gravy it's weird taking photos of yourself... one lady walked by and gave me a weird look.  I thought I was pretty sheltered hanging out behind the apartment building and my car... apparently not.  Ah well!  I'll just have to get used to it.

I'll have a post up soon about the Mabel skirts!  I'm going to get started on a couple other tops and skirts so I'll have more to share in the coming weeks.  Hope you're all enjoying following along with my sewing.  If you have any comments, feel free to leave them below!