green tI made a shirt for St. Patrick’s Day! Actually, that is a lie. It is just a coincidence that I sewed a green t-shirt. I had this fabric in my stash. I think I got it at the Fabric Depot outdoor sale, but I can’t remember. Anyway, it is very soft and lightweight and was thus a bit of a pain to sew, but I didn’t let that stop me.

This style is new to me. I usually don’t wear dolman or super drapey sleeves (not on purpose, anyway), and I definitely don’t wear tops with gaping neck holes. That’s mostly because my neck is usually cold. I wear turtlenecks pretty much every day all winter, not as a fashion statement but because my neck is frozen. Anyway, this neckline is pretty huge. If I make any hasty moves the top could easily slip off a shoulder Flashdance style. I haven’t tested that out, though. It’s still too cold to wear this thing.

So, the pattern is Heather from Tamanegi Kobo. I have ordered patterns from them before, and I love them! You print the PDF pattern out and tape all the pieces together. The sizes seem to fit me well, and I rarely have to make adjustments (though I will probably make the neck hole smaller on this one and make another one). This one was very easy and straightforward to sew and didn’t take long to whip out.

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12 Responses to shamrock

  1. kat says:

    pretty color!

  2. silvia says:

    Your top is very cute and quite flattering. Nice work! You have a way with knits I admire.

    I too love Tamanegi Kobo – a very nice aesthetic. My problem with their patterns is that I am a super giant lady in their size chart so too much adjusting needed. You are lucky to be a willowy wisp of thing right in their size world. It’s probably just as well that I don’t spend my spare money on patterns…that’s your job 🙂

  3. Lim says:

    I love that pattern! It looks great on you.

  4. carolyn says:

    yeahhhhh I really want a couple of their patterns but I’m pretty sure like Silvia and unlike you I am an amazon in Japanese sizing i.e. not even included in their patterns!!

  5. reeder says:

    Really cute look on you! Now you just have to knit some kind of neck warmer.

  6. Aubry Z says:

    I totally wear sweaters and sweatshirts like that with a turtleneck underneath!

  7. Lori says:

    That’s adorable.

  8. Lulu says:

    Show off that pretty neck while you still can (take it from someone who is older than you)!

  9. Susan says:

    This looks great! I like your experiment with the new style!

    PS I have a crafty Japanese runner friend here in NYC and she brought up jeans and her daikon legs and I was like oh, btw I have an online friend who has so much in common with you, and I mentioned your site and she was like “OMG, I almost started a blog with eggplant in the name too!” So, I have found your twin. PPS Uniqlo Ultra-stretch jeans are good for daikon legs 🙂

  10. Jamie says:

    Hmm, it’s a flattering neckline and color. Have you considered double-stick garment tape? It would keep the neckline in place so no one would see your Flashdance moves… = )

  11. Seanna Lea says:

    I don’t know how I missed this one, but I like it. I understand being always cold, so I probably wouldn’t wear this either. It is amazing how cold one can still be in August! Silly air conditioning everywhere.

  12. Hong Juei says:

    May I know what kind of sewing machine you use to sew jersey/ t-shirt fabric?

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