Finished: Lark Tee

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This is my first foray into Grainline Studios patterns and I am intrigued!  This is the Lark Tee and I really love it.  I am always in the market for a good tee pattern because I wear the darned things so much!  They are so versatile that you can wear them to work at the office or in the garden.  I can never have enough tees!

I shamelessly copied the boat neck version in the navy stripes from the website.  But, I have read over and over again that is exactly what you should do when choosing fabric for  sewing – use the same fabric on the pattern picture.  So, that is exactly what I did and I am so pleased with it.

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I cut a size 12  but I wish I would have cut my usual size 10.  I think this is a bit too loose on me because you can see lots of fold around the neckline and in the mid-section of the top.  But, the good thing about tees is that a quick run through the serger or a quick hem and voila! It fits better.

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In addition, this tee is VERY long – another reason for the folding in the middle of the top.  If I had pulled it straight, it would have been more tunic length.  I typically add 2″ to every top I make because I have a very long torso.  But, before making this adjustment,  I measured the length and saw that it was plenty long enough.  In fact, after all was said and done, I could easily have shortened it.

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This is me joking with my husband about the pictures.  It was early before the direct sunlight hit our backyard.  He was tired and battling the flu but very graciously took the pictures anyways.  What a guy!

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I have some new fabric that I want to make another Lark Tee with but I think I will try to make the v-neck version.  I have never made a V-neck tee before so it will be a challenge.

Have a wonderful day!

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