Sunday, 15 June 2014

Alexa: a TNT tee

Alexa T-Top is a wardrobe staple and my new TNT tee by Tessutis. This comfortable t-shirt features self neckline binding, a slight flare at hips and 4 sleeve length options, short/cap, elbow, 3/4 and full length. 
I made the small size and used the petite length. I'll use the normal length for winter tops.

The Alexa instruction book uses big font, real photos and the steps are in a logical order to achieve a no-fuss tee. The pattern is hand drawn and has a nostalgic feel to it.


My adjustments:
Roll shoulders
Sway back
Petite hem length

I traced off both the long and short sleeve lengths.


Basic Alexa 
This first version is the small size but uses the normal length hem. This hem length will be good for winter tops and the petite length is handy for my height.

Below shows the sway back centre back seam to give a nicer shaped fit to the back.


Neckline close up
I've used one of the striped sections to keep the black/white feature at my neckline.



V-neck

This time Alexa has the petite length hem and a v-neckline from McCalls 6247.

V-neck close up has a 'trekkie' feel to it.


Centre back view with sway back again.

So then I used a trekkie type fabric...


Just for the fun of it.
Minerva meetup Hiya!
And speaking for about 'for the fun of it', a big hiya to all the Minerva bloggers, Minerva family and staff, Minerva crafting group and lovely locals who came to the Minerva Meet up on Saturday.

It's taken me a few days for it all to start sinking in. #stillinawe

What a weekend! Photos to come but a huge hug to you all from myself and Mr V (Ross).
Forever grateful to have met you all!!!!

24 comments:

Kristy Chan said...

Great Alexa tshirt Maria, very funky (although I can't imagine where you'll wear the silver version!)

Kyle said...

I'm convinced you are a garment making machine!


I can't wait to hear about the Minerva Meet Up.

Melanie Wise said...

I see why its a TNT, so very love.

Manju said...

Maria: sent you an email but it's come back. Don't know when you are in carlisle, but just wanted to see if you wanted to meet up? Drop me a mail sewmanju@yahoo.co.uk if you do. Lovely meeting you. X

beajay said...

Great tees. Love the v-neck and that first fabric is gorgeous.

Lori said...

Fabulous shirts, love the v-necks!

Measure Twice Cut Once said...

I just adore how you can make all the adjustments to suit yourself, makes for a stunning garment every time! The silver one is so ace!

Dorothy DotDot said...

This is some lovely fabric. Your tees are very pretty!!

Sharon said...

Very smart shirts, and great use of the fabric.

Gail said...

I like the round neck version the best, but both are great. Interesting post to illustrate the effects of changing the direction of stripes.

Amy T said...

I like the bonus metallic disco version! Plus it goes without saying but it was fab having you in the uk!

Joy said...

Very nice and well-fitting basics - although the fun fabrics make them not so basic (:

Alex said...

Such great fabrics - and doesn't everyone need a metallic tee shirt in their arsenal!

Velosewer said...

I think the disco version is perfect for the pub.

Velosewer said...

This is a great basic pattern.

Velosewer said...

Hi Manju. Thank you for enabling me at Linton. I really enjoyed meeting up twice!

Velosewer said...

This is a great pattern to 'play' with and do some simple drafting changes.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Lori.

Velosewer said...

Cheers

Velosewer said...

Thanks Dorothy.

Velosewer said...

Amy, it was great to meet you in the UK.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Gail. Changing prints around can be hit and miss but it's still a good learning experience.

Velosewer said...

I know :))

Velosewer said...

Of course :)

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