After making the Liesl + Co Girl Friday culottes I was in need of tops to go with them. First, I made a Grainline Scout Woven Tee in batik . And now I’ve made another Liesl + Co pattern, the recently released Bento tee.
I didn’t put much creative thought into fabric selection for this one. Here’s my tee:
Here’s the Liesl + Co pattern photograph:
Spot the difference! Not a lot.
Bloggers will recognise this fabric as the Tessuti Jaywalk fabric from their competition earlier this year. That fabric went everywhere, didn’t it? And why not? A good quality knit in classic stripe for a great price. You can’t go wrong. I bought four metres and wish I'd bought more.
Anyway, this stripe is made for this design.
I cut according to my bust measurement on this, and didn’t do an FBA as is normal. There was plenty of ease there to accommodate my bust. I graded out at size for my waist and hip. I also didn’t lengthen, which is what I usually do.
With the Girl Friday culottes
The tee is a bit different in the little pockets which remind me of the pockets on the Vogue 1247 skirt. They were easy to do. I interfaced the fold, but am still getting pocket droop there. That doesn’t bother me. You might want to put a bit of twill tape on the fold to beef it up if it bothers you.
Overall, this is an easy sew. I like how this is described as a box tee, but it's not overly boxy. This pattern also has a long sleeve for a more of a sweatshirt look – I think I’ll start looking for some suitable fabric to make this version.
And lastly, have a look at my new brooch. Nic featured an Erstwilder dachshund brooch on her blog a little while ago. I had to have one! I started looking around for stockists of Erstwilder brooches online. Meanwhile, my husband, knowing I was in the market for dachshund brooches, saw this on in a local store, and bought it as a surprise. He’s a top bloke. And he loves dachshunds too.
Did anyone mention the word "dinner"?