Ebony Tee x 3

When I purchase a new sewing pattern, I like to think that I’ll use it a few times to get my value out of it. I always hate a once-used purchase. Thankfully the Ebony Tee by Heather at Closet Case Patterns isn’t a ‘once only’ pattern. In fact, I’ve already made it three times!

First, I have a modified Ebony raglan tee in stretch velvet and thick, white, poly knit fabric which I picked to match the weight of the velvet and so that it wouldn’t be sheer.

I was totally inspired by a Pinterest image with this make – though the inspiration tee was made with olive green velvet. This teal stuff was available at Pitt Trading when I headed there early in the school holidays, so it was an easy way forward.

I really love the fit of the raglan sleeves in this pattern. I love a fitted sleeve and I really like the swing bodice.

I’m surprisingly pleased with this make. I think it will get a lot of wear. The only change made to the pattern was to reduce some of the swing in the bodice due to fabric restrictions.

Next Ebony is a french terry knit jumper, made with fabric from Maai Design.

This fabric is wild! I love wild, but I think this take it a bit further. This isn’t a make that it trying to emulate a commercial product, but I think I like it.

I haven’t had a chance to wear this yet, as the weather hasn’t been cool enough, but I’m hopeful it will work in my wardrobe. With this jumper, I made View A with a jewel neckline, but sized up so that this can be worn as a jumper, over other garments.

Lastly, Ebony No.3 was my test garment. This fabric was also from Pitt Trading and purchased from their remnant bin for just $3 per meter. It’s more pink than orange, which doesn’t show in the photos and is just an easy to wear top.

I’m super pleased with all three of these garments and I love that they all look so different. There will definitely be more Ebony tees in the future.

  • Kristin P

    Gotta love batch sewing! All three of your versions look really fun, but I especially love your idea to use contrasting fabrics with the velour and solid knit! I always struggle with ideas for using my little cuts of velvet and velour. And the green plants is a wild print, but not too wild–more like super-cheerful, which I hope will feel great for you to wear come mid-winter!

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