Peaseblossom Tee

For my birthday my lovely family bought me a three month subscription to Dream Wardrobe, which is provided by the fabulous Josie of Fabric Godmother. I was excited to try this out because I love Indie patterns and her fabrics are so lovely.

I was also really keen to mix it up a little and try some fabric and pattern combinations that I wouldn’t necessarily think to choose for myself.

My first delivery was the Peaseblossom T Shirt by Sew Me Something. It’s not a pattern company I’ve used before and I’d not seen many versions of the Peaseblossom made by other bloggers, but the fabric I got sent to make it in was absolutely gorgeous. After a suitably long time spent stroking the fabric, I traced the pattern pieces and sewed it up the weekend it arrived.

It’s a pretty straightforward pattern, and a quick sew. There are three versions you can make, but I opted for the cowl neck as the other options had neckbands that required you to stretch to fit, and I didn’t think that would work too well with my woven fabric. The cowl neck version had the advantage of making the most of my fabric’s lovely drape too.

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The fabric is Cassie Spot Satin, which I think is John Kaldor, but I could be wrong. It’s much finer than any satin I’ve used before, and as I said, had a lovely drape to it. The colour is really vibrant too and seems to take a fairly casual pattern and make it into something special.

I was a little worried about the cowl neck exposing rather a lot when bending and leaning over, but I think it’s actually pretty good. I tried to take a photo leaning over to test this out, but it didn’t come out well. I couldn’t really see too much though, if you know what I mean..

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Now onto the fit. The pattern is drafted with A LOT of ease. I know it’s designed to be all casual and slouchy, but it’s a bit much for me really. I cut a size 12, which should have been too small over my bust and at my waist, but as you can see there’s still plenty of room. I definitely think I could go at least one size smaller, maybe more at the waist and hips.

I have quite a few t-shirt patterns of various styles, and although this one is a bit different because of the cowl neck, I’m not sure how many more I’ll make because I don’t really think it’s that flattering on me. I like this one; but I think that’s mostly because I love the fabric so much.

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2 thoughts on “Peaseblossom Tee

  1. On the contrary, I think it’s a flattering shape on most figures, yours included! I hope so, anyway – I’m making a very similar top for myself at the moment.

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    1. I think it would be flattering, had I sized down a bit more – I just feel like there’s so much extra room in it I look like I’m wearing a fancy sack. Probably just my own hang-ups, but I feel like I need my waist to be quite defined in pretty much everything I wear, otherwise I look much, much heavier than I am.

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