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:
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,
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?)
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,
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
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