What We’re Making! Hemlock Tee by Grainline Studio
The free downloadable Hemlock Tee from Grainline Studio inspired Diana to make a Tee for her daughter and one for herself. This tee is a little bit different than the regular patterns from Grainline Studio. It’s a one size pattern, meaning it’s not graded, and, rather than coming with a fully illustrated instruction booklet, the instructions can be found on the Grainline Studio blog.
A few pattern details for you –
Finished Measurements are Bust – 44.5 // Hip – 46.5
The pattern is drafted for use with a serger meaning that all seam allowances are 3/8.
The drop shoulder makes the sleeve super easy to sew.
I used the serger to sew up most of my seams. The arms and hem were stitched with a standard sewing maching using a ball point needle. The whole top could be made using the sewing machine. Set your machine to a narrow zig zag stitch and stretch the knit a bit as you sew. I also used a walking foot.
Jen from Grainline Studio recommends the following when sewing with tissue knits – I like to use a walking foot while stretching just slightly. Tissue knits don’t have the recovery of regular knits since they’re so thin so if you stretch too much the thread will hold its place rather than contracting with the knit. It can also help to avoid stretching if you reduce pressure on your presser foot.
Happy sewing with knits!