November 4, 2013

I really like big, slouchy shirts in the fall/winter – tees, that I can easily layer or wear with leggings and boots on a cool day.  Grainline’s Hemlock Tee is the perfect tee for that.  Plus it’s free guys!  So of coarse I jumped right on this pattern and I am pretty sure that I will be making more soon.

Pattern:  Grainline’s Hemlock Tee

Materials Used: Rayon Jersey from Mood Fabrics NYC

Sizing: There is only one size.  It was a little long for me so I adjusted for that.

Changes Made: I shortened the front by probably 4 inches and the back by about 3 inches because I wanted it to be longer in the back.  I also shortened the sleeve to just below my elbow and tapered in the sleeve to be tighter at the elbow.  Oh, and I also added a simple pocket.

The Good:  Super fast to sew up (seriously 2 hrs tops on my serger and probably less).  I love the look and I think it transitions well between comfy leggings days to skinny jeans and wedges.  Cute on trend top and did I mention FREE.

The Bad:  Really nothing.  Love this pattern.

Conclusion:  Great, easy pattern – another winner by Grainline.  I’m on the hunt for more fabric and will be making up a few more versions as soon as I find some.

You Might Also Like


  • Reply lisa g. November 4, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    love your tee! i made this up a few weeks ago (and will get it blogged soon…) and i wear it all the time. such a perfect slouchy top!

    • Reply thequirkypeach November 4, 2013 at 9:29 PM

      ditto! and mine is gray and black too! it looks great on you 🙂

  • Reply Kelly November 4, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Very nice! It looks like a great staple.

  • Reply gingermakes November 4, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    Really cute! I love it in stripes!

  • Reply Kestrel November 4, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    Oh this is so cute, I really want to make one! It’s a lovely classic style.

  • Reply Gail November 4, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    So desperately in need of a few striped basic t-shirts. Really love the off the shoulder arm seaming.

  • Reply Jano November 5, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    I’ve made this up several times (actually wearing one now). It’s one of my favourite patterns. Yours looks great, I see a stripey version in my future.

  • Reply Teresa November 5, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Really cute! I have this pattern saved to the computer and very similar fabric in my stash! I’m loving this shirt!

  • Reply Jennifer @ Workroom Social November 6, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Love it!!

  • Reply Stephanie November 7, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    So cute! It really is the perfect slouchy tee pattern. I need to make more!

  • Reply Jasmine July 7, 2014 at 6:54 AM

    Have you ever considered creating an ebook or guest
    authoring on other sites? I have a blog centered on the same ideas you discuss and would love to have you share some stories/information. I know my visitors would enjoy your
    work. If you’re even remotely interested, feel free to send me an email.

  • Leave a Reply