I have been a big Closet Case Pattern fan since I made my first pair of Ginger Jeans (worn above!) earlier this fall. I had a chance to meet Heather last weekend at Stitch Sew Shop while she had a workshop for making the Ginger Jeans – and although I couldn’t make the workshop I was so excited to meet her for a short bit on Sunday!
She just came out with a new pattern – The Ebony Tee – and I couldn’t wait to sew it up! This was such a great Friday night sewing project. I had been seeing them pop up on Instagram earlier this week and had some back and forth about the view I was going to do.
I settled on the set in sleeve version, scoop neck and knew I wanted a shirt length. I decided to take the cropped version and add 9 inches to it to get to the length I wanted to. Because of the shaping, I had to do some basic drafting of the pattern to be able to add the length. In hindsight, I probably should have gone with the dress version and shortened it – but oh well!
After making the first one, I immediately cut out and made a second version. So here they are – Ebony 1 and Ebony 2.
I made the first Ebony in a rayon knit from Style Maker Fabrics which is still available here! I can’t say enough good things about this knit (or really about Style Maker Fabrics!). It is the coziest knit and drapes so well for this project. I think I might go order some more….
Once I made the first one I went back to the cutting table and cut out the second one immediately.
Once cut, in about 15 minutes on the serger I had a second one! This one I did in a light weight jersey from Stitch Sew Shop. I unfortunately didn’t have quite enough fabric so the neckline is a little smaller, but I think it still turned out really nicely.
For both versions, I didn’t do any hemming – either to the sleeves or the hem. My sewing machine is currently getting repairs so I am left with just a serger, but I actually like the way it turned out without hemming. The sleeves on the taupe version roll nicely and the grey version doesn’t look unfinished either. I would think about sewing the seam allowance down on the neckline once I have my machine back to just keep it laying nice, but other than that I’m a fan of my no hemming necessary Ebony!
As always, I rounded out my me made outfit with my original pair of Ginger Jeans!
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