I have another German-translated-to-English pattern from Näh Connection for you all today. Actually, two. The Marlene and Miss Marlene.
I sewed up the Marlene for Ivy and the sister pattern, Miss Marlene for myself. Both are very easy sews that result in a great-fitting tee, with some fun design elements.
The shoulders of the tee have little inset pieces. They are the perfect way to add a pop of contrast, color, and fun. I used some fun strip baby rib to coordinate with this dino print from Emrose Fabric.
For my Miss Marlene, I used a basic navy stripe I picked up for a steal at Craftsy’s end of the year sale (affiliate link) with a solid navy at the shoulder piece, to keep things classic and simple.
I have a thing for striped tees, it would seem. I own three now, two of which I’ve made.
They are just so classic and easy to wear. And a boat-neck stripe? I didn’t have one of those! Especially not one with shoulder insets. It was basically a need.
As I said before, these are very easy sews, just a step above first sewing project level. I do wish that Ivy’s were a bit longer. Easy fix for next time, which there will likely be because her little tee has been getting a ton of wear over the past month or so. For mine, which I made after finishing my daughter’s, I extended the length to the largest size, while keeping to my measured size for the rest of the top. I am very happy with the resulting length, and overall fit.
The patterns used were provided as part of the Näh Connection Ambassador program
I accidently published these photos a few weeks ago, without any text. Sorry for the confusion in that.