Thursday, November 17, 2016

Cloning My Favorite j.jill Tee

Hello dear readers, old and new,
 
I'm back! I would like to say by popular demand but au contraire, it is to post for my dear friend Roz at Sew Much Fabric in contribution to her great series on Wardrobe Basics. And what item in a wardrobe is more basic than the T-shirt? It can transition from flea market to cocktail simply by changing from jeans and flats to a skirt and heels. Well, and maybe a little spritz of your fragrance after powdering your nose!
 
I have had this j.jill tee for probably 10 years. It's so ratty I don't wear it any longer but I've hung on to it because one day I wanted to clone it. Roz's invitation to participate in her Basics series was just the impetus I needed.
 
Here is a comparison of the old and new:


What I love about the j.jill shirt is the double layer front that creates a soft, becoming V-neck eliminating the need for neck binding, which on a V-neck can be fiddly. The best part of it, however, is the beefy rayon knit from Sew Much Fabric! I plan on buying this in every color that Roz stocks.
 
For my project I used my old standby Vogue 8536 which is no longer in print. Why, I don't know because it is the most basic of basics for great tees. Grab it online somewhere if you don't have it.


All I did was cut 2 fronts and use one for a facing and then treating them as one. At the back neck I made a binding from shoulder to shoulder. Easy peasy.

I wore the tail off of this shirt in Morocco. It's a great layering piece as proven in this picture taken in the Atlas mountains. It was one of 7, yes seven, shirts I had on that day because it was so cold.


As noted above, a basic tee can go from work... 
 
 
 to an evening out in no time!
 
 
Thanks for stopping by. I hope to have some exciting new projects to post soon!

6 comments:

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    1. Thanks, Roz, for the motivation to revive my blog. You're the best! XO

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  2. So glad you're back blogging! Great fit!

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  3. So brilliant! My favorite tee is like this and in need of a good cloning. Thanks for sharing how simple it is to make. Now, to find the pattern. You look great in yours.

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    1. Thanks, Bianca! Why oh why they discontinue great basic patterns like this is beyond me. Hope you can find it.

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