I am on a mission to find the perfect t-shirt (more on that later). One of the patterns that came up a LOT in the Sewcialists TNT month was the Hey June Union Street Tee – so I went with the consensus and gave it a try!
Here are my two versions:
The first is my Sewcialists MiniChallenge entry for #SewYourBirthYear. it’s a Zenith and Quasar fabric (Dr Who themed from memory!) – some sort of one-sided jersey/spandex.
The second is a black waffle sweater knit from Blackbird Fabrics. As you can see, this one was longer sleeved. 3/4 sleeves work really well for Sydney weather where it can be “cold” in winter, but can also be t-shirt weather a lot of the year.
I like both of these and the fit is good – not too tight, not too loose. As you can see, I made the black version slightly shorter – after wearing the other a few times I decided it’s a bit too long.
Not much else to report on this one except a note on the neckband. I am annoyed by the pull lines on the first version, so spent a LOT of time getting the evenness right on the second. This could just be fabric differences too, but it’s something I will watch in the next one.
And YES – there will be a next one. I like the fit, I think you can make a range of tops that look quite different depending on fabric choice, neckline, sleeve length etc. The pattern comes with short, 3/4 and long sleeves, plus v-neck, crew or scoop neck options.
All the deets:
Pattern: Hey June Union Street Tee (v-neck, short sleeved and v-neck 3/4 sleeve)
Size: 3XL but downgraded in the hip.
- Used the in-built FBA piece
- Graded down in the hips
- Added 2″ length to the body
- Took some length back out of the body in hemming (by eye)
- Added ~1″ to the sleeves
Fabric used: Jersey/spandex from Zenith & Quasar for the blue version, black waffle sweater knit (poly/rayon/spandex) from Blackbird Fabrics for the black version.
Like it? Wearing it? Yes and yes to both – I will definitely make this again.
Notes for next time:
- Watch the neckband is evenly stretched
- Quick and easy to sew
- Definitely good to make again