Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Jackson Tee Four Ways


It's feeling spring-y here in Vermont, finally, so I'm thinking about summer sewing. And summer sewing means t-shirts...

It all started with the white t-shirt. I really wanted a classic white tee, and I immediately thought of the Helen's Closet Jackson Tee, which I made a few times last year and really loved

All of these Jackson tees are size 20 in View A, which is the shorter tee with the short sleeves. 

I love the Jackson's boxy fit, slightly dropped shoulder, hip length, and high neckline.

The white fabric I bought from Joann in a pinch. It's a cotton/lycra jersey and it's quite beefy. 

I'm pretty hard on my t-shirts, so I seem to need new ones fairly regularly. I might have gone a little bit overboard here by making four of them, but once I got started with the white one, I kept pulling out several perfectly sized remnants from my stash. 

The maroon tee is made with cotton modal jersey leftover from my Dartmouth top. I had to cut the sleeves a teeny bit shorter to fit them on my remnant. 

The green is a slubby cotton blend of some sort, and I've had this remnant in my stash for literally for-e-ver. You can see the Deer and Doe Plantain t-shirt I made from it years ago, one of my very early sewing projects! 

The red is another remnant, left over from this twist-y top I made a couple years back. The color is just amazing. 

I'm pretty delighted with all of these Jackson tees! I'll definitely get a ton of wear out of them. 

5 comments:

  1. I love the length you chose, just right!! RTW are always too long.
    I too need new tees each spring and summer!!! I have 3 ready so far!

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  2. Great stashbusting here, Meg! Loving these colours 😍

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  3. I love the colors on you. All of them. How fun to have 4 and use remnants. Thank you for the pictures and links!

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  4. Excellent! You can't have too many tees in different colors - for one thing, stuff happens to them...spots, fading, etc. Always need a fresh supply!

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  5. Did you make your jeans? I like these t-shirts. I think you're going to get a lot of wear out of them this summer. Great colors!

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