Last year in my end of year review the Liesl and Co. Metro Tee’s that I made for Matt were one of my most successful makes of the year. I made him a whole selection of short sleeved shirts (see here and here), but this year he asked for some long sleeved tees so I’ve broken out the pattern again to try the long sleeved version.
This is such a simple pattern, especially on the overlocker with just 4 pattern pieces. One thing to watch though is that the seam allowances are just 6mm (perfect for the overlocker), but you do have to be a bit more careful when snipping notches that they are nice and short or you might end up with holes in the seamline.
I only had one cone of green overlocking thread so I left 3 blue cones on, and I think it looks quite nice in the seams.
I’ve also used blue for the topstitching. This is such a plain t-shirt, so its nice to be able to play a little with the details.
Once again, this is sewn up in my favorite Girl Charlee solid cotton spandex, this time in Sage Green. I managed to cut out two long sleeved t-shirts from 2m (one for matt and one for myself) because it is a full 1.5m wide. Its not the cheapest jersey, but the quality is just fantastic.
I’m sure there will be more of these t-shirts to come. The sleeve length is good, as is the overall fit. This pattern is a quick and easy sew. It’s well drafted and all the notches line up beautifully.
Just perfect for enjoying the Great British countryside.
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Pretty countryside! Nice work on the tee shirt!
Thanks. It’s always nice when taking blog pictures coincides with being somewhere photogenic!
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Looks great! Looks very comfy and fits so well too 🙂