Something is going on over on Instagram among those who sew. It seems that #pineapplesaresohotrightnow. And yes, there’s a bandwagon, so I jumped onto it.
This is the Pattern Fantastique Aeolian tee, this time sewn in a cotton jersey. There is not a great deal of stretch in this jersey, so it plays nicely with the volume in the top. I sewed a straight size Medium.
The fabric is from Darn Cheap Fabrics – Emma made a tee in it a little while ago. Anna has been giving this pattern a workout recently, making first a beautiful Liberty tee then using the same pattern to make a dress in woven linen (by the way, I want to steal everything that Anna has been sewing lately – such gorgeous fabrics and details, and superb fit and style). And surprise surprise, I have a knit dress version cut out and a woven linen version as well. Just need to get sewing!
The raglan sleeves make this sew up super quickly. I had to put an additional seam down the centre of the sleeves and piece them due to fabric restrictions, but that doesn’t appear to have affected the fit at all. Construction was on the overlocker, with the deep hems and the neckband topstitching done with the twin needle on the sewing machine. But I did make a BIG mistake when attaching the neckband – I put the neckband seam beautifully in the centre of the FRONT of the top, rather than the back. Well duh. Luckily I don’t think that you can really tell, thanks to the busyness of the black pineapple print. But go on, get out that magnifying glass!
This was a 2014 sew, although it was first worn in 2015. While I was at Darn Cheap Fabrics buying this print, I bought a whole lot more black on colour cotton jersey prints to make t-shirts for my husband. So far I have made him three, and have another two cut out! It is a fantastic quality fabric, and a simple crew neck tee can be sewn in around an hour (or less).