sewn / Grainline Studio's Hemlock Tee

Thanks to my mom who fixed my sewing machine when my family visited over Easter, I've got a new itch to sew EVERYTHING. I decided to do my own version of Me Made May - I pledged to wear one piece of handmade clothing each week during the month of May.  Last week I pulled out this comfy tee.  My latest project was the free (!) Hemlock Tee pattern from Grainline Studio - it's a slouchy tee with off-the shoulder seams that's really easy to wear.

The pattern was really easy to follow - there's a blog post with all the instructions you need.  I sew knits with my regular sewing machine with a zigzag stitch for inside seams and a regular straight stitch for the topstitching on the neckband and finishing the cuffs and hem.  

The fabric is a bit heavier knit than I've ever worked with before with more natural structure to it.  I'm already imagining 10 more variations of this, maybe with a pocket or color blocked... I'd also like to try finishing my edges with a twin needle for a more polished look and using a ballpoint needle (I just used my regular needle for this project - opps!).

Overall, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.  It's really comfy and easy to wear - there are mistakes, but I don't think they're noticeable to anyone but me when it's on (or at least I hope so - heh).  I definitely want to have another go at this one though and highly recommend this pattern.  Next on my list are the Zinnia skirt and the Plantain Tee (also free!) from Deer & Doe.

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