Everyday Tee – Re release Party

The Everyday Tee has just re-released from Ellie and Mac and it is a good choice for a simple tee. I love that you have the option of a fitted or loose bodice. I made one of each for myself. I also love the hi-lo hem as it is a nice detail, that is a step above your basic straight around the body hem.

I was asked to test the fitted version of this top. I agreed that I would test it, but explained that if I wasn’t comfortable in it then I wouldn’t promote it. I think that is fair. I test a lot of stuff for EAM so I try to be flexible and help where I am needed. Even if you have only seen very few of the things I have made you know I prefer loose fit in everything. I gave it a go and it was in fact- fitted. I am not as put off by the fitted version of the top as the pattern placement. No one really wants bullseyes on their boobs or their booty and lucky for me, I got both in one top!  EAM Everyday Tee 4x-5x Fitted (1)When I ordered this fabric, I wasn’t even thinking how difficult it would be to work out pattern placement. Either way it made a good test fit choice. I think it will be 100% wearable under a cardigan or blazer. You could even tuck it into a skirt or pants and wear it as a layer. I adjusted the bicep 1 inch.

After sewing up my initial fit test, my mom requested a few new shirts. 🙂 I told her I would make her some if I could test this pattern out on her. She was game as usual.

I left out the back seam on hers and just cut on the fold. If you plan to do this don’t be like me and forget to remove the seam allowances. 🙂 Oops! Anyhow I made her a XL graded to a XXL. She is happy with the fit other than the lower neckline. Had I removed the fabric from the seam allowance she would have loved it. I will end up putting in the seam for her, so she doesn’t have to wear a cami under it. I lengthened Momma Mia’s sleeves a bit because #whatmommawantsmommagets

EAM Everyday Tee XL-XXL (5)

As the deadline for final pictures came, I knew I couldn’t promote with the bullseye shirt so I sewed up another version, this time with a small all over floral print so there was no chance of odd placement. I used a lovely Liverpool. The Navy background is perfectly fine for fall, but the combo of colors will be great for year round wear.

This is the looser fit bodice option, extended about 3 inches on the length. I also did a 1 inch bicep adjustment. Both of these are things I typically need to do when sewing. I love the final product!!

My Opinions-

This T comes together very quickly as it only has 3 pieces since it features a dolman style sleeve. The hi lo hem makes it a little bit fancy and as you can see, it looks nice in three different weights of knit fabric. No extra sleeve or bodice length options with this pattern though.

Fabric Details-

Hot Pink and Orange Retro Bullseye Print – ITY from Sew Blessed.

Navy Floral Print –  Liverpool from Sew Blessed.

Fall Floral Print – Double Brushed Poly from Zinck’s.

Pattern Details-

Women’s Pattern sizes XXS-5X is here

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Author: SequoiaLynnSews

I am a single dog mom of two and we happily reside in a small house in Ohio. We spend our days playing fetch, digging holes in the garden, and sewing, lots of sewing. We have high hopes of moving to the mountains someday. The dogs don’t really know that yet, but they will understand. I shamelessly hoard fabric and feel slightly sorry for whoever has to sort my stash when I am gone. I am employed full time in a industry that requires little of my creativity, but basically lets me wear whatever I want. So it works out. I can usually be found behind one of my sewing machine avoiding human contact. I test a lot of clothing patterns and therefore always have a new outfit to share. You have most likely found my blog through some sort of sewing outlet and will quickly realize that I am sewing for a plus size body. For reference, I am 5'1 and wear a range from a 2-5x. Sizes change with every designer and you can't trust ready to wear sizing when you are making your own clothing. Your tape measure will become one of your most used tools and if you misplace them like I do, you should pick up several. I will be sharing the good, the bad, and the A-MA-ZING with you… So stay tuned. I will also try to teach you a few of my tricks along the way. People always tells me they want to learn how to sew. My best advice is you have to start. Just do it! You are going to mess up, you will break needles, you will ruin the pretty fabric, you will stab your fingers, but you will learn. You will make something and you will wear it. Someone will say, “I like your shirt.” and you will smile and say, “Thanks, I made it.” You will race home and make something else. Pretty soon you have made more good things than bad and you will feel proud of yourself and you should. I will be proud of you too. :) Ok, that is enough rambling, I have sewing to do. :) SequoiaLynn

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