Let’s just keep on a Jalie streak, shall we? And then at some point I have a bunch of Closet Case Patterns things to show… because apparently I’m obsessed with patterns made in Quebec!
This is the Mimosa tee, from Jalie’s new releases. I bought the pattern from the Jalie team at PR Weekend, because surprisingly, I don’t have a loose-but-not-boxy tee like this in my collection!
On the Jalie models, this looks like a long t-shirt, but on me and most of the people I’ve seen sew it up, it’s closer to a tunic! It actually turned out as the perfect length for wearing with leggings on casual days – everything is covered in front and back. I like how the back shirt-tail hem is slightly longer than the front, and the deeply curved split hem is a friend to those with big hips!
The downside of being so short that your tee is a tunic is that the armscye comes out a bit low. Next time I’ll remove and inch from above the bust, and add it back lower down to keep the nice tunic length! (Oh, and I made the short sleeves shorter, with a curved hem, because I find that shape flattering on me.)
I wouldn’t have normally thought to make a t-shirt in an ITY fabric, but once I saw it on the suggested fabrics, I knew it was a chance to use one of my crazy prints! I’ve had this in the stash a few years, and you’ll be seeing it again soon in another Jalie project!
This is one of those nice, simple patterns that I know I’ll make again – it would be really cute lengthened and belted as a dress, plus there are the ruffled shoulder and long sleeved versions to explore! I think my Mom might like this pattern, too!