I have been considering thinking about the tee shirt pattern I want to use for SWAP 2017.
For super easy just cut out and sew without looking back then my all time favourite pattern New Look 6735 is the way to go.
I think if I did use this again I would slightly reduce the scoop of the neckline to make it slightly less revealing as I think this would protect against gaping at the neckline if I find I have lost weight. A slightly higher neckline would also work well for me to showcase some of my larger necklaces as they could contrast against the fabric.
Alternatively I could revisit the Kirsten Kimono Tee, though this only has cap sleeves.
I have also been looking at the Breton Tee from the Great British Sewing Bee book 'from Stitch to Style' though I have not tried this yet. It looks a similar shape to the Kimono tee but with optional long sleweves which I do want. I own the book but have not traced this off (yet).
A fourth option would be to go for something raglan sleeve. I have many options here
- NewLook 6230 (which I have found after a bit of a search)
Santa Monica Tee from Textile Studio Patterns (if I can find it), this is a lovely shape and I would recommend it.
- a Burda magazine pattern that I have not traced off (Burda 02/2013 #127) This has some interesting detail with the gathering.
- and this free pattern in Women's size L
I think I will go with the New Look pattern now I have found it as New Look often works well for me.
Going through the pattern I found two other patterns, one from Prima Magazine and one from Love Sewing Magazine the Boyfriend Sweatshirt, so its obviously a style I am interested in mastering. I love the way you can vary the sleeves and neckline for a casual look or go one colour for something very classic.