This the second of three tops that I’m working on right now. The third is in the toile stage because it must fit perfectly. When you see the fabric, you’ll understand why! Anyways, this lovely little tee with gathered raglan sleeves from Burda’s February issue – 2/2013 #126 – has been popping up all over the internet these days, and I know why! It’s the perfectly fun take on the basic tee.
I cut a size down from my usual size – typical for knits, but I could have gone another size down through the shoulders and bust. It’s a little loose, but it’s not going to fall off my shoulders or be guilty of any wardrobe malfunctions. And it’s very very long. I trimmed a good 5 inches from the bottom of this top and my bottom hem is 1.5 inches deep. And there’s still enough length to pool at my waist during wear!
The only change I made was to not follow Burda’s directions for binding the neckline. My experience with bound necklines in a knit is not fraught with pretty successes, so I thought I’d just do the standard neckline edging with a strip of self-fabric on the cross grain. And I cut my length about 2 inches shorter than Burda suggested. It’s good, but it could be a snugger fit around.