Everyday Tee by Ellie and Mac
Posted on Monday the 6th May 2019 by That's Sew Amy
This time around I have a fun print and one of my favorite patterns to showoff!
This is the Everyday Tee by Ellie and Mac
. There are two versions: fitted and loose. I made the fitted version. This is a super comfortable, basic wardrobe staple. It has a high-low curved hemline that is very flattering and covers your bum. I'm 5'10" and love that this shirt is a bit longer and I didn't even have to add length to it! It would be great for wearing with leggings or your favorite jeans. It also looks very nice tucked in. The pattern requires a knit and says knit interfacing for the collar but I've never done that and it looks great. I do stitch down the neckband with my coverstitch though. I'm not sure if that makes the difference.
I followed the sizing on the pattern according to my measurements: 36-31-40. I made a size M bust and graded to L in waist and hips. I also did a swayback adjustment. The last version I made had extra fabric in the back so I figured now was the time to learn a proper swayback adjustment. I adjusted it about 1 inch and can see a huge difference in how much better it fits me. I thought it fit well before but now it's great! Usually I get rushed and skip making some of these "little" adjustments but it really does pay off and only takes an extra 10 minutes. I used HandmadePhD's tutorial on how to do swayback adjustments for t-shirts.
This eyelash fabric is so fun! It’s a lightweight jersey knit that is very easy to work with. I know it's a bit out there but fun prints are my thing, add in black and white and I'm sold. The fabric drapes nicely and is a perfect pair for this pattern. I pre-washed it before sewing then forgot it in the dryer - luckily it doesn't wrinkle quickly! I liked the print because I actually get lash extensions and thought how perfect this would be for my lash artist to wear.
This is one of my favorite patterns because it doesn’t use a lot of fabric, is a super fast sew and is very flattering. Sizes XS-L use just 1 yard of fabric. I honestly think the larger sizes would use just 1 yard also - depending on the width of the fabric. The seam down the back helps because it's not a fabric hog needing both cut on the fold. I also like the seam down the back because of the swayback adjustment and I feel like the seam helps the shirt lay nicer in the backside. The shirt is a dolman style sleeve, which means you don't have to set in sleeves. This entire shirt should take about an hour to make. (if you don’t have a 4 year old asking for snack every 10 minutes) I love it for showcasing prints too. (Bonus: lately the pattern has only been $1!!)