Hello! I’m back with a backlog of garments to post!
First up is the Lark Tee from Grainline Studio.
I really like Grainline’s patterns. They are basic in the best way. Classic and minimalist, but not boring. I usually dye my own fabric and I tend to stick to simpler shapes to let the fabric do the talking.
For this top, I ice dyed organic cotton jersey. This was my first foray into ice dyeing and I am obsessed!!!
Ice dyeing is pretty easy, you just need fabric, powdered dye and ice (duh!). There are a lot of tutorials about how to do it online, I followed the one on Dharma Trading’s website. The fabric came out awesome!
As far as the Lark Tee pattern, I made a straight size 14 and I didn’t make any adjustments to the pattern. I think next time I will go down a size because the 14 feels a little too big, but the proportions of the tee are good.
I used my serger to sew the majority of the tee together and I used a jersey needle in my straight stitch machine to do the hems and to top-stitch around the neck binding. Before I hemmed the sleeves and body, I serged the edges to keep them neat, then pressed them up and stitched in place.
I will definitely make this pattern again and DEFINITELY do more ice dyeing!
My measurements for reference:
Height: 5′ 5″
Pattern: Grainline Studio Lark Tee – size 14
Fabric: Organic cotton jersey