FO: Sheer Knit Hemlock Tee Variation…

I recently whipped up this variation on Grainline’s Hemlock Tee. It’s made using a sheer knit fabric (hence I also had to whip up the vest top underneath!) that I bought from Minerva crafts at £4.99/m available here. I bought the ivory, which as you can see is much more white in reality. I used the exact same process on this make as I used for this pashmina refashion if you want more step by step deets….;)

Thinking I might whip up a few vest tops in different colours to layer underneath. (In fact if Minerva had this type of fabric in a range of colours  I’d probably make more of these too) I kinda hashed this vest top a bit. It hardly qualifies as self drafted as I literally laid a vest top I already had straight onto the jersey fabric, cut around it, and then whizzed it through the overlocker. Not my finest hour, lol!  Can any of you recommend a simple vest pattern??

Oh,and I had a couple of emails asking to see what my recently refashioned coat actually looked like on…and being the obedient gal that I am…

My best friend, who is extremely honest (which I love about her 😉  said that when she had seen my recent post about this coat, she thought it looked a bit “granny’ish” on the mannequin; but that actually it looked better on. I’m still not sure whether that meant that she approved overall. But I’m happy to settle for “granny chic”….

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10 Comments

  1. Sew little time February 22, 2014

    Maria Denmark has a vest top pattern. Haven’t tried it but her patterns are normally good. Or if a strappy vest is your thing how about the so zo pattern? Or the free sammi cami from Lena at sewing space for a looser fit?

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    • Portia Lawrie February 22, 2014

      Off to check out the first and third options now, thankyou! Sadly strappy isn’t a good look on me. I need to disguise some serious bra scaffolding, lol!
      Px

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  2. Kaitlyn February 22, 2014

    Love the coat. Don’t think it looks granny at all. However I think granny chic is a perfectly acceptable dress style

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  3. Lexi H February 22, 2014

    Lovely! The perfect little white tee is such a wardrobe staple. I have yet to buy or sew one I really love. I think you have nailed it here.

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  4. Petite Josette February 22, 2014

    this coat looks very nice on you. I could see a big chunky cowl or scarf worn with it for a pop of colour. Great job on the refashionning!

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  5. ana5059 February 23, 2014

    I like it, the coat fits you very well, the tee looks comfy. The outfit is great!

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  6. Helen February 23, 2014

    The coat doesn’t look grannyish in the least! I think it looks really stylish and modern. I wasn’t sold on the collarless look, but now I see it on, I am definitely sold! Love your Hemlock too!

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  7. DressUpNotDown February 25, 2014

    Aw thank you so much for modeling the coat for us. It looks smashing on you!

    http://www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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  8. symondezyn February 26, 2014

    If this is ‘granny chic’ I think anyone could get on board with that! You look fabulous, as always 🙂

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  9. Jacqueline Eames February 27, 2014

    Love the coat, looks fabulous on you.

    For the vest, try the Maria Denmark one, I’ve sewn several and it’s a well drafted basic tank, I highly recommend it. I know what you mean about spaghetti straps, I prefer good bra coverage in a cami too, I cheated with the so zo cami and doubled the width of the straps by zigzagging two widths of elastic lace together on the strap piece, worked like a charm. Result strappy cami + bra coverage.

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