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TESSUTI MANDY BOAT TEES





Well, I am pretty sure that I just found my go to pattern for the fall. I made up two mandy boat tees from Tessuti Fabric's pattern line and I am in love. There are so many things going for this pattern. It's a very fast sew - I would guess an hour at the most. It's just that perfect on trend silhouette that looks great with skinnies and boots and still hides my muffin top. And to top it all off it's free! I've tried Grainline's hemlock tee and it's very similar. I love them both. If you are looking for something in this drop shoulder tee style you should take a look at both of them and see which one you prefer. I made this striped one exactly as the pattern suggests with no alterations except shortening it all the way around by about 2 inches and it was pretty close right off the bat. It's a one size fits all type of top, which I think would work on most people. The only caution I would say is that the sleeve width fit me perfectly as is and they are somewhat fitted. I am a 6/8 ready to wear so if you are much smaller or larger than that then I would suggest sizing the sleeves a bit. I love it and it's been on constant rotation since I made it. The fabric is from Wanderlust fabrics. I made a few changes on the black one (fabric also from Wanderlust) and I think I have the perfect fit now. I shortened the front by 2 inches and left the back long creating a dipped hem. I also shortened the sleeves by a couple of inches. I have a sweater knit ready to try with this pattern next which I think will be cool. Hooray for super wearable sewing projects. Have you guys tried this one? If not it gets two thumbs up from me.