The (free) Tessuti Mandy boat tee is my go-to pattern whenever I want a quick top or some instant gratification. I have sewn heaps. And here’s another.
This one was inspired by a scrap of printed fabric from a friend. There wasn’t enough for a whole garment, so I scrounged around in my other scraps and found a solid linen knit (from Darn Cheap Fabrics a while back) that I thought coordinated. So I used the print for the front and the solid for the back and sleeves.
I sewed the pattern exactly as is, without modifications. There is a recent blog post from Tessuti about sewing this top with lengthened sleeves and a narrowed body. It really is rather adaptable. I secured all hem edges with Vliesofix and top-stitched them with the twin needle. The rest of the construction was on the overlocker. There’s really not much more to say!