EuroCup 2016: Team Portugal Tee

With EuroCup in full swing, and living in a Portugal crazy household (my DH’s family is Portuguese), I thought some red-gold-green would be timely on the blog.  Let’s start with a TNT tee pattern, Burda 02-2013-126, in an appropriately patriotic colour block.

Burda 02-2006-114 khaki

I have always done the neck binding by folding a strip in half, stitching it right sides together to the neck edge, finishing the edges, pressing the seam allowance towards the garment and edgestitching it in place.  This time I followed Burda’s instructions and actually bound the neckline.  Slowly, carefully, and with a little unpicking here and there it worked quite nicely.

Burda 02-2013-126 Portugal

I added a skirt made from a stretch cotton and trousers. The trousers have since left my house because they were too wide and sat too low, and were too straight-legged and I just couldn’t be bothered altering them to fit properly because I didn’t like them enough in the first place.  Well, I liked the line drawing and the idea, but….

Portugual ensemble

Both patterns were from Burda 2006 issues.  I actually bought the skirt issue (February 2006) after coveting Allison’s version in denim a year ago.  It’s become my favourite summer skirt this year, edging out the wonderful Vogue 1247 for most wears so far this season.

I’ll be happy to wear the shirt in when Portugal plays in the semi-final next week.   And if it’s too cool for a tee, I’ve made a red-gold-green bomber jacket, which I’ll share in detail next time.


13 thoughts on “EuroCup 2016: Team Portugal Tee

  1. I totally understand the need for a break, but I have to say that I am glad to see you back on the blog roll! Welcome back!

    1. Thank you so very much for your kind words. I have not felt much like sewing for the last 8 months or so, and have truly felt that there was nothing interesting to say, hence the silence. But I’ve had more projects land in my lap in the last four weeks than I can currently wrap my head around, so here’s to more frequent postings!

  2. You look so pretty! I love the fit of both the skirt and the tee. I really like the gathers at the raglan and the binding. Hmm…I might have to try making myself a tee..

    When I lived in Montreal I lived in the part of Plateau Montreal where the Portuguese community had settled. I loved living there and loved the people but it drove me crazy during any soccer championships as the young guys would drive around and around in their cars honking their horns and waving Portuguese flags, breaking my solitude…for hours 🙂 My Gianni is not a big soccer fan so I am generally spared, although when Italy plays Germany even he is mesmerized: “Stefaniuccia it is a kind of a little war when we play Germany.” 😉

    1. Then Gianni would be disappointed with yesterday’s outcome! My house was split: DH, DD2 and I were rooting for Italy, mostly because there’s a long-standing Italy-Portugal soccer rivalry; and DD1 and DD3 were rooting for Germany for their friends.

      1. What he said was that it was OK because it was a good match and the Italian team played well (and were a less-capable squad on paper than the German one :)). Your house sounds like a lot of fun!

      2. There were many discussions about capability (perceived and real) around the dinner table the last few weeks. We try to keep things fun! 🙂 I must say, though, we were biting our fingernails through the penalty kicks….


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