Pattern Union Molly Tee (Pattern Test and a new TNT!)

I was very excited to see a long sleeved top with thumb holes come up for testing from Pattern Union. It’s winter here in Sydney and while temperatures are the same as summer in many areas, I have gone soft!

This is the Molly Tee from Pattern Union:

The author standing in front of a brick wall with old fashioned railings.  She is wearing a burgundy long sleeved top and looking directly at the camera.

My first version is a bamboo and cotton (two-way) stretch jersey that I got from Thread Theory ages ago.

The pattern comes in an excellent 6 – 26 size range, with three different cup sizes (A-C, D/E, F/G) which is so handy,

The author standing sideways looking away from the camera with her hand on her hip.  Her other hand rests on the wall beside her.  She is wearing a long sleeved burgundy top.

I was going to use it to make a tee shirt for Nick. Hahahahahaha. No. It’s a lovely fabric and super soft, with great recovery.

My second version is a one-way stretch knit from Spotlight (who knew?)

Author standing in front of plants wearing a blue long sleeved top with thumb cuffs.  Her arms are outstretched to show the thumb cuffs.  The top is blue with a random cross design,

You can see an apparent difference in length in these tops – there actually is no difference! It’s the effect of a single stretch across in the blue (versus two-way in the red) and the overall drape and thickness of the fabric,

Author standing sideways on in blue long sleeved top in a part.  A very handsome Kelpie (her dog) is running past her.

I love that this top went from a pattern test to a TNT in the space of two weeks! There are two other views in the pattern, a long sleeve without cuffs and a short sleeve.

All the deets:

Pattern: Pattern Union Molly Tee (View C – long sleeved with thumb cuffs)

Size: 20, D/E cup


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Fabric used: Drapey two-way stretch cotton bamboo jersey from Thread Theory for the burgundy one, Thicker one-way stretch knit (?) from Spotlight for the blue one.

Like it?  Wearing it?  YES and YES to both versions. In fact, I am wearing the burgundy one right now!

Notes for next time:  

  • The type of fabric probably indicates different adjustments – if it’s like the burgundy one, no adjustments except to take about 1″ from the sleeves
  • If a fabric like the blue one, should add 2″ body length and/or use the F/G cup pattern as it looks like it needs an FBA
  • Definitely good to make again – QUICK to sew up also

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