Fabric: Jersey Knit Stripes Ivory/Silver (polyester) from fabric.com
Pattern: Wanderlust Tee by Fancy Tiger Crafts
I chose this pattern and fabric to test my new serger that I got for Christmas! I wanted to make a cropped, boxy tee to go with a high waisted skirt I already have. The fabric was purchased for something else, but luckily I always buy 3 yards just in case, so I had enough for this tee and for the other project.
First, OMG – why did it take me so long to get a serger!!!! I love it! I still maintain you can use a sewing machine for this project, but the serger was so easy, and I love the results. I will be finishing most of my seams with it from now on. I had a blast running scraps through it and boring everyone else in my household to tears with my samples I insisted on showing them.
This pattern was easy and fast. I had a little trouble with the neckline, where I missed a spot and then had to go back and made it not so even with the rest, but it’s not overly noticeable. I love the sleeves on this pattern, and can see making a couple of these and lengthing some of them to get some great loose tees to go with skinny jeans. I chose to make it without the pocket to dress it up a little (and because I really just wanted to use the serger and putting on the pocket was the first step).