One thing on each persons list over here is more t-shirts. Over the last few months I collected a pattern or two for each of us and set to work with the knits I already had in my stash.
First up I made all the girls a Bento/Lunchbox Tee. It is short sleeve weather for the moment and having already tested out the Lunchbox Tee on both of them, I knew that all I needed was a bit extra length and the pattern would be perfect.
I used a polkadot interlock for L's version which is nice and snuggly, Boo's is made from single jersey. Both fabrics are from Tissu Fabrics and I am happy with the quality of them. The yellow jersey is especially nice and washes really well.
A long sleeved Bento Tee for me. The fabric was from the lucky bin so I don't know the content. I am guessing viscose jersey as it is nice and light and drapey. A long sleeved white tee is always a good place to start. Big tick for me!
And a short sleeved version too. This was the first go at the Bento pattern and it came up a bit short. Fine for wearing with a tank underneath, but it rises up too high whenever I move my arms. So on the long sleeved top, I added 4" extra length and it was much better.
I didn't bother adding the front pockets. I just wanted a simple line and am not too sure if I would put things into a t-shirt pocket anyway. Certainly nothing too heavy if it is made from a drapey knit. It would end up lopsided!
Back to the Bento Tee again here, but a modified version. Knit dresses are always popular with the girls as they are so easy to wear.
I didn't make a note about how much length I added when I was making it, which is ever so frustrating. I do know that I added 5" to the upper front and back pieces and about 2" to the lower panel (there was one panel, that I had to trim the excess back off again, sorry for being vague but I should have written it all down and didn't). I will be making it again for her as she really likes it so (for my own sanity!) I will have to write all the alterations down again.
This interlock fabric was a surprise delight to use. I bought it on a whim from here and it turned out to be really nice quality and great value. Please don't go and buy it all, I want to get some more in the future!
The last of the bunch is a School Bus Tee. What a great pattern this is! I didn't alter it at all and the length was fine on my tall girl. I will have to buy more fabric to make up a few more of these, for sleeping and daywear.