Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tessuti Mandy boat neck tee

The Tessuti Mandy boat neck tee pattern is fantastic... and it is free! It is one-size-fits-all which does actually fit me, with plenty of drape to spare. It must be huge on a smaller person.



The pattern has a drafted guide on the neckline for where to turn under and hem it. This is much easier than inserting a neckband and works very well on this casual shirt. For this version, the sweater knit is so stretchy that I added clear elastic to the neckline and the shoulder seams.

The sleeves lightly grip the upper arms and hold position perfectly so that the shoulders stay put.

I think I first saw the pattern on this blog: https://thornberry.wordpress.com/2015/04/16/tessuti-mandy-boat-tee/  She has made several cool versions!

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