I first sewed the Grainline Studio Hemlock tee back in 2013, when it was a free single-sized pattern. I loved that tee! Late last year an updated version of the pattern was released, with different sleeve and body lengths, and a size range from 0 – 30. It’s still a free pattern, available when you subscribe to the Grainline newsletter (via the link at the bottom of their website).
I decided to sew the size 12, in line with my measurements, in the mid length, with long sleeves. The fabric is the same Obus deadstock cotton/spandex that I used in the Sunday V-neck tee a couple of blog posts ago. This time I used one half of the fabric for the front, one sleeve and neckband, and the other half for the back and the other sleeve.
The pattern description is as follows: The Hemlock is a drop shoulder boxy tee with just the right amount of drape. It offers three body lengths as well as three sleeve lengths so you can customise as you like. The simple silhouette works well with a wide variety of fabrics: jersey, sweater knit, stripes, prints, etc. We know it’s one of those pieces you’ll make again and again!
I constructed this tee on the overlocker, using the twin needle on the machine to secure the hems and to secure the seam allowances for the neckband.
There’s really not a great deal more to say about this tee – it’s a great relaxed drop shouldered tee, it’s free, and there’s even a Hemlock video sewalong for it on the Grainline YouTube channel if you’re interested!