In the autumn and winter, I usually layer up long sleeved t-shirts, shirts and cardigans, but this year my clothing needs to be feeding friendly. Currently none of my long sleeved t-shirts really facilitate that, so I’ve needed to come up with a pattern hack solution. This top is my first attempt at creating a slim fitting layering t-shirt which I can feed in.
I’ve hacked together the Megan Nielson Amber, with my usual layering top- the Tilly and the Buttons Agnes. Both of these are tried and true patterns for me, with multiple iterations (For Amber see here and here, Agnes here and here). I’m using the front bodice piece of the Amber, and the modesty panel, but I’ve raised the centre front on this panel about 5cm to keep me warmer. Then I’ve attached it to part of the front bodice of the Agnes.
For the back, I’ve mostly used the Agnes bodice, but tweaked the armscye to fit the Amber sleeve. The sleeve has been slimmed down a bit too to make it fit under layers more easily. This is how I’m most likely to we wearing it on an everyday basis- worn with jeans and an Archer Shirt.
I’m pretty pleased with this as a first try. I do have another hack in mind to try so hopefully I will be able to show you that one too soon. Like Matt’s recent Metro tee, this is made with the Girl Charlee solid cotton spandex in Sage Green.
I’ll be wearing this all winter I’m sure. I’m really glad to be able to keep warm and cosy in my layers again!