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Liesl & Co Bento tee – the long sleeved version

While I was making Maritime tops I thought it was time to give the Liesl & Co Bento tee pattern another go.  I’ve made it before with short sleeves.  This time I tried out the long sleeves.

Liesl + Co Bento tee in knit from Clear It

From the pattern page:


This versatile knit top is so comfy and cozy it’ll quickly become your favorite! It can be made up as a sweatshirt with pockets that are perfect for storing all kinds of treasures (like movie tickets, small chocolates, or money for the cafe), or it can be sewn up as a T-shirt with cute cuffed sleeves. Simple to sew, this relaxed top can be constructed just the way you want it. View A includes in-seam pockets and short, three-quarter or long sleeves (your choice). View B is a hip-length T-shirt with short, cuffed sleeves.

Suggested Fabrics

Light- to medium- weight knit fabrics with at least 25% stretch like jersey, French terry, cotton fleece, velour, and waffle knit.

Like last time, I sewed straight size Medium without alteration.  I have decided actually prefer the proportions of the children’s version of the pattern, the Lunch Box tee, where the bottom band is narrower and placed lower down in comparison to the upper part of the tee.  You can see Clare’s here.

Liesl + Co Bento tee in knit from Clear It

The fabric is a knit from Clear It. I don’t think that it contains lycra. Once again it was great quality and easy to sew. Most construction was on the overlocker, and as always hems were secured with double sided tape before being topstitched with a twin needle.

Liesl + Co Bento tee in knit from Clear It

Overall verdict? I like it but I don’t love it, mainly because of the higher round neckline. But it layers well under other items and the variations in stripe direction are appealing. It’s staying in the wardrobe!


3 thoughts on “Liesl & Co Bento tee – the long sleeved version

  1. Thanks for reminding me of this pattern which I have in my stash which would be good in a sweatshirting. I made a short sleeve version of this too and also found the band a bit deep, and the neckline too high.

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