Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Amy Butler Glow Shirt-tail Tee



After the big success that was my first Hot Patterns Fast and Fabulous Shirt-tail Tee, I decided to make another...


I wear my first, striped Shirt-tail Tee all the time. I love how comfortable and cool it is in Bangkok's heat and I love its shape: boxy and yet not, due to subtle shaping in the side and back seams.


This time I opted for the solid, rather than pieced front, making this an incredibly quick project. 


The fabric is Amy Butler Glow Knit in Quartermoon Mist- a lovely, squishy interlock cotton with good recovery. I love the neon on grey color scheme!


I sewed it all on my machine with the stretch/lightning bolt stitch and used Megan Nielsen's neckline binding method again.


My curved hem was more successful this time- I ran a basting stitch at 1" from the hem and used that as the turning guide. Much smoother!


I imagine there will be more of these Hot Patterns Shirt-tail Tees in my future. I just love this pattern! I need some solid colored tees in my life.


PS: what is that goofy face I am making in the above photo??!! Derp.

33 comments:

  1. Okay, that's it … I was wavering but now this is definitely on my to make list! Looks great and such a lovely print.

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    1. Thanks, T! I love this t-shirt... comfy and cool!

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  2. looks great, really something that you will want to wear all the time, great print too.

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    1. Thanks, Charlotte! I think I will get a ton of wear out of it!

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  3. I adore that fabric! And the tee looks great on you. :)

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  4. Cute T-Shirt. I love that fabtic!

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  5. Oh, so cute and simple!!! Uh, oh, I feel the need for a new fave t-shirt coming on ...

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    1. Ha! This is definitely my new fav t-shirt! It's not a traditional t-shirt, but it might be better in terms of comfort.

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  6. I love it! I've been looking for a good tee pattern.

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    1. Thanks! This is a fun basic, but yet not basic tee!

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  7. I can totally see why you love this pattern, it's such a great shape! Have you made it in a woven too? Great fabric too!

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    1. I have big plans for a woven version, but haven't gotten to it yet... love this tee- it seems boxy, but really has a lot of shaping!

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  9. I love your new version. I hadn't tried this pattern before as I wasn't sure about a tee shirt without traditional sleeves, but it looks so good on you I'm going to have a go at one myself.

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    1. Thanks! For me, the non-traditional sleeves are pretty great- I think they allow more air in to keep me cool in Bangkok's hot climate!

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  10. So nice! Looks a great basic tee, and worth buying for the cool variations too.

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    1. Thanks! It is a great basic! I wouldn't recommend it for layering, because I think it would be too bulky in the underarms, but for wearing alone, it's just lovely.

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  11. I didn't know Amy Butler had knits! What a great print- let us know how it wears please? What is the weight of the fabric? Like the Art Gallery knits I wonder?

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    1. I'll keep you posted on how it washes and wears! It's an interlock cotton- thick and squishy, but with good recovery and a nice drape. Fairly similar to Art Gallery knits- a bit thicker, though.

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  12. That is a great shape. Is it made in jersey or viscose? I have some of both and love it. Jo x

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    1. It's actually a cotton interlock knit...

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  13. "Need Solid Tees". You must be reading my sewing notebook. I'm over here planning my wardrobe for my anniversary trip to Vegas in April and quickly figured out that I'm definitely lacking in the ever versatile solid tee department. Adore this pattern on you. I thought the stripes one was amazing, but this one is equally nice. Little touches of neon do make some prints spectacular, don't they?

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    1. Ha ha, yes, solid tees are not that exciting to make, but are wardrobe staples!

      I love this pattern, too. The stripes reeled me in, but the fit is what got me making more than one!

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  14. Tees are staples and this looks great. My favorite method for turning hems is running a basting stitch through! I have to admit that I dislike hemming knits (I think I need a coverstitch machine!).

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  15. Fabulous! I love your posts. You must have a janourmous closet! (Ha Ha!) Take a photo of your husband when he reads this! (My husband faints every time I take needle to thread.)

    I'm glad Thailand is safe and secure! Lodi

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  16. Ok. I'm back again. Where's the "Cookin'"? Can we see some Thai recipes in our future? I live in the boonies of New York State, and crave Thai food. (Who am I kidding, I crave good food! I drove 2 hours for Thai food yesterday. Please help me!) Lodi

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  17. Great tee Meg! I use the same technique to hem curved hems too...it works aweome.

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