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Monday, 16 July 2018

Linen mix stripe tee

I prewashed this fabric so should not get any shrinking problems.
I lengthened it about 2 inches and used the blue stripe for the neckband as I want to wear this with blue denim. Happily the blue is also the last stripe at the wrist of the sleeve, so that will hopefully work OK.
I was told by the vedor that the fabric is a linen mix knit though I've not tried to verify that. It has a dry hand and the base is an ecru colour with brown marl bits, with coloured stripes in blue, red, pink and yellow. I like the way the base softens down the knitted coloured stripes.

I cut everything out single layer to get good stripe matching and I think that has worked out quite well, though it is a bit fiddly to do.

 I used my drop shouldered tee pattern traced from RTW.

I have enough fabric left for a top with cap sleeves, and I'd try and have the red stripe at the neckline for that one I think to work with my red linen trousers!