I’ve been using the Lark tee from Grainline for several years. It has seen many iterations for me and my two daughters. I flirted with the Hey June Raglan in 2018, making four versions.
Now for a different shape, the Carine tee from Elbe Textiles. I can’t remember how I got onto it, but it was a free pattern and is rather lovely. “Was” being the most important word. It seems to have vanished off the site (May 2019).
The Carine has a scoop neck, short sleeves and a curvy hem. Three pieces plus a neckband, Simple to cut out, free, needs one metre of fabric, this can only be good.
I used a navy stripey cotton jersey from the Remnant Warehouse in Sydney. The wrong side of the fabric was useable, it became a contrast neckband.
The hem was a bit tricky to turn up. Playing with the differential feed helped, lots of steam and pressing helped a bit more.
The drafting was spot on. I used the largest size and added a bit of width to the hips by tapering from under the arms. It is a crop top, so lengthen if you need. On my short torso it was just the right length for high waisted trousers and shorts. The next one will have a bit of extra length.
Fabric – Navy striped cotton 1 m @ $7.50 per metre
Pattern – Carine Tee from Elbe Textiles – free
Pattern printing – One A0 sheet – $2.50
Totals = $10.00
Annoyance factor – Low
I like it a lot and would happily recommend it, if only it were still available!