Sunday, 31 August 2014

Alexa: winter versions

There's not much of our mild Winter left so I grabbed Alexa (Tessuti pattern) and made a few Winter versions. Making knit tees is what I do when I'm preparing for another big project. Knit sewing is fun and quick to do while I ponder the details of the 'next big thing'.
TNT Tee Contest

My earlier Alexa top versions are here, as a jacket base here, experimenting with prints here and here are the handy dress versions I used while travelling earlier this year. So this is certainly a TNT tee.

Fire: Red lace knit

This is the v-neck version and lined with tricot. I was trying for a pretty Winter version.

This fabric was bought at a fabric store in New Zealand a few years ago. 

Mmmm. Not sure the tricot underlayer works. I'll wear it 'out' one night and see how it goes.

Moving on...

Coat of arms: Ribbon knit

I've made this style before in jaywalk fabric for a few summer polo tops.

This time I've used ribbon fabric bought in Portland a few years ago.

Here's how the neckline looks now. This is definitely a winter top.

Mustard: wool knit hoodie

This time I've added a wrap hood to these two versions using the Avocado hood pattern.
Mustard wool hoodie - dummy view

'On me' view looking chuffed with new Jalie Jeans

Dummy view

'On me' back view showing off my new Jalie jeans with zippers at the hem.
Tangerine: wool knit hoodie

dummy view
'on me' view worn with brown spandex Anita pants pattern from Tessutis ($10 table special)

dummy view
'On me' view worn with Brown spandex Tessuti Anita pants.
Both of these wool knit fabrics for these two tops were bought at My Hung in May. They were $7/m and I've worn these a lot from day 1. These are soft and warm. I can still wear a thermal layer underneath these for when it's really chilly.

Date night: Silver knit 

I tried to draft a collar but the points are a bit wing collar style.
Dummy view of Silver version
'On me' view worn with Chorizo Anita pants from Tessutis

Dummy back view
Back view on me
I bought this silver knit from Tessuti's and this knit is soft against my skin. I tried to create soft gathers at the wrist but you can't really see it.

These are all tunic length because I want to stay warm. 
Ta dah view wearing my grey test Anita ponte pants

I'll show you the Anita ponte pants story soon - my other Winter staple.

Pattern Review has 51 participants in this contest. It finishes today and voting starts next week. Take a look at the entrants and the variety of TNT tees they've used. They're a creative bunch!


sewhopeful said...

l love all of these. I especially like the mustard one with the new Jalie jeans. These could also be an entry for the one pattern many looks competition, you've certainly nailed that as well.

Mrs. Smith said...

Love them all!!

Kyle said...

Wow, what a great selection of tees!!! I like the hooded ones too, and the one with the wing collar. Your closet must be bursting forth with clothing!!!

Thewallinna said...

When I work with a pattern which I like, I always promise myself to repeat it, but then I get carried away with another pattern. I admire you for your determination in multiplying great projects! All tops features here are super cool: you know how to choose interesting fabric.

beajay said...

What a great array of tops you have created. My absolute fave is the silver one. LOVE that collar.

Sharon said...

Very impressive collection of t-shirts and the ribbon fabric from Portland is my favourite.

Tomasa said...

Your collection of tees is impressive. It would take me months to complete that many tees. I love the colors you chose. They all look great but my favorite is the grey one with the collar.

Gail said...

You have been sewing up a storm. Love the hooded versions and the bias cut stripes.

Joy said...

You have some great new tops. I especially like the wrap hood addition.


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