Aztec Montlake Tee // Sewing For Women
I am FINALLY getting around to posting this Aztec Montlake tee I made way back in the beginning of February. Actually I started it in January. Yikes!
But it seems to be a rule of thumb that the things that get worn or used the most are the ones I never (or almost never) get around to blogging!
I must change that.
So since the weather is warming up rapidly and this shirt will probably hang out in the closet again until fall, I figured I'd better get it posted before summer is fully upon us ;)
I found this knit in the clearance section of Hobby Lobby and asked for 2 yards, the lady measured it and then threw in the last 1/2 yard left on the bolt! I have plenty of this fabric left to make some other things and I'm so happy about that, because it is super cozy without being too hot. Actually this whole shirt is just amazingly comfortable, which is why I find myself reaching for it constantly!
I knew that for me, an entire shirt in this print would be a little much, so I color-blocked it by using a cream colored ponte from Joann's for the back and the neckband. I think it adds the perfect amount of contrast to break up all the print.
I adjusted the sizing the same way for this shirt as the other Montlake I blogged, the only difference is that I made it long sleeved instead of 3/4 sleeve.
It is a size 6 at the shoulders, graded to a 2 through the sides. I also shortened the length by 2 inches.
And now that the weather has warmed up some, you'll be seeing a lot more summer and springish things popping up around here. I've been sewing like crazy and can't wait to show you!
Thanks for stopping by!
Fabric: Aztec Poly Knit - Hobby Lobby; Cream Ponte - Joann's
Size Sewn: 6 at shoulders, graded down to a 2 at hips.
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