Everyday stripey tshirts

Everyday clothes, the sort you wash and wear constantly, that always seem to work. Sort of an extended capsule wardrobe. I had a plan to make something for me, each month. I’m even in the Facebook and Instagram groups for “Make a garment a month”.

I have a hole in my wardrobe that will fit many tshirts. Here are the latest two. Long sleeves with stripes and short sleeves with stripes. Both using the Grainline Lark tee pattern.


The fabric is a linen jersey, beige with a red stripe. I love woven linen and was intrigued to see how a knit would fare. I was lucky enough to get it from the one of the de-stash events, can’t remember if it was 2016 or 2017. Just noticed that I didn’t finish the neckline with my coverstitch machine.


I love my coverstitch machine. The neck is a bit wavy, but I don’t care. Since being made it has stretched out somewhat. This fabric came from Rathdowne Remnants and is a fairly heavy cotton knit with not enough spandex. It has stretched and is now too wide around my ribs and tummy.  Given it is shortish and designed to be worn untucked I don’t mind too much.


Costs – the linen was free, the cotton was about $15.00 for 1.3 metres

Pattern – Grainline Lark – round neck with sleeve length variations

Do it again? – many times over!!!

It’s taken me a while to post this as getting images of the shirts was tricky. They have been in constant use. Must make some more…




About Accordion3

I sew, ride a bike, bake, read a lot of books and sometimes skate. I also play several instruments, one of them is the Accordion.
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2 Responses to Everyday stripey tshirts

  1. Lizzie says:

    I do admire anyone who sews knits! Like a lot of people I’m a bit scared of knit fabric.


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