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.