Recently I have been making a conscious effort of curating my closet and asking myself when I fall in love with a fabric or patterns ‘Will I wear it?’ & ‘Will it suit me?’… because isn’t it so frustrating to make a pattern or buy fabric you love only to not ever wear the finished garment because you don’t like it on you! Don’t get me wrong, its brilliant to experiment and step out of your comfort zone and fantastic when it works out but so disappointing when it doesn’t!
For my latest make I decided to go back to basics and make a wardrobe staple… a Tee shirt, but not just a simple Tee… that’s not very ‘me’, it needed to be feminine! There are lots of fantastic and simple top patterns out there and even some great freebies online, however when I came across the Named Clothing Selja Knot Tee online I knew it needed to be added to my wardrobe!
The pattern is a relaxed asymmetric Tee with a tie knot detail at the hemline, it works perfectly in jersey, especially jersey with a good drape. The pattern company ‘Named’ is Finnish, created by two sisters with a love Scandinavian clean-lined simplicity and interesting details… which really comes across in their designs like the Selja.
A tee may not scream winter, especially not the cold spell we’ve been having but it’s perfect for layering under cardigans & jumpers. The Marl Jersey Fabric I used (which is currently in the Minerva sale… hint, hint) is perfect for this pattern, it has a lovely drape and is easy to work with. It is however very delicate, due to this I did double the width of the neckband to make it less fiddly to attach.
I will most definitely be making this Tee pattern again, but next time I will size up as the shoulders a slightly too narrow on my version and maybe even add longer sleeves to change it up!

I can’t wait to see your versions,

Happy Sewing!


The Selja Knot Tee De-Brief

Main fabric: Marl Fleck Stretch Jersey Knit Dress Fabric Blue

Thread: Gutermann 214

Pattern: Selja by Named 

Sew time: 1-2 hours

Difficulty: confident beginner

Would I sew again: Yes!