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Inari Tee in Manchester Embroidered Cotton

Inari Tee in Manchester Embroidered Cotton

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Welcome back, we’re here again with clothes.

I feel like when you become a sewist, you are like: Dope, I’m gonna make a ton of basic woven tees out of all the dope ass fabric in the world. And then you realize that woven tees are kind of a bitch ass to make. It’s hard to find a pattern you like (at least to accommodate a big ol’ chest) and eventually you just kind of give up. Maybe I’m assuming here based on my own journey, but I gave up on the idea of a cool woven tee many many moons ago.

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A couple of weeks ago on instagram I was asking what everyone's favorite pattern was for 1 yard projects, and lots of you said an Inari tee. Now here’s my dumb ass over here, thinking that the Inari Tee by Named was only for knits. I was apparently incorrect. I was of course skeptical that it didn’t have a bust dart, but at the same time I was pondering all of this, Hannah (of @hannahmcorey fame) was making an Inari herself. She encouraged me to try it for myself, so I cut it out of this manchester embroidered cotton I had been hoarding for a couple of months.

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I’m gonna be straight with you now: I cut out this tee and then fucking abandoned it like the asshole parent I am. I let this puppy sit for months. I even lost the frickin’ bias tape I made for it somewhere in the abyss of my studio. But when I finally came back to it, this was a super pleasant sew. Quick, easy, and fulfilling. I can’t think of a better pallet cleanser sewing project and I can see a ton of these fitting into my wardrobe.

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The only adjustment I made to this patten was adding a bust dart by performing a 1 inch FBA. I also lengthened the length by 2 or so inches because I’m pretty long waisted and I want to be able to wear this top to work. Would look good shorter though too for those coolio party moments! I just don’t have much use for coolio party moments.

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That’s all I’ve got for you guys today! Little talk but lots of pictures. Skirt is the Seamwork Leonora if you’re wondering! Let me know your favorite one yard busting projects!

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