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You may remember that back in the summer we had the opportunity to Review The Lacy Slope Tank by Greenstyle creations. After reading the reviews, I made it for myself and was instantly in love. So, when I saw that Greenstyle was releasing an add on/new pattern that includes long sleeves and a hood, I knew that I HAD to have it!!! Introducing the Lacy Slope Hooded T-shirt. Greentsyle is offering 30% off with the code Lacy30 HERE (offer valid through 11/10).
Now I am known as a pattern tweaker, so I made my version with 3/4 length sleeves - I find I always push my sleeves up to that length, so why not just make them that length to begin with ;o) I also went with the hoodless option, because I desperately need more basic tops in my wardrobe. But I am planning on making another one with a hood too!
This pattern comes in sizes XS-3XL - How AWESOME!!!! I made myself the Large in the shoulders and bust and then graded out to the XL through the hips - I love that this pattern is easy to adjust to fit your exact body type. Right now I am carrying some extra weight that I WISH I wasn't, so I love that this shirt is cut with a slightly looser fit and doesn't cling to any of my lumps and bumps. If you wanted it to fit tight to your body, you may want to size down - just check the measurement chart and of course watch the amount of stretch you have in your fabric. This is the standard length with 1 inch added int he front - I have too much of a tummy and need a little extra length in the front.
Printing the pattern is super easy - if you already have the tank printed, you only print pages 17-23. If not, you print 23 pages with nested pattern pieces sized by color. 23 pages may sound like a lot, but that includes the hood, long sleeves, and remember this is a WOMEN'S pattern!
I love my Lacy Slope T-shirt and have already worn it a bunch, in fact I wore it again yesterday!
Here is Carrie to share her version with all the bells and whistles - so adorable!!!
Hi! Carrie here, from Beri Bee Designs. I’m so excited to be sharing my first review with you all! I’ve been sewing for almost 20 years (WOW that makes me sound old!) and I although I mostly do items for children it’s a nice break to sneak in a little selfish sewing time in for myself… enter the GreenStyle Lacy Slope Hooded T-shirt.
This is a pullover style hoodie that comes in multiple lengths to accommodate everyone, or to just make a longer tunic length for us shorties (I’m only about 5’2”… on a good day, haha!) The pattern recommends any stretch lace or knit fabric, preferably a soft cotton interlock, jersey knit or sweater knit. I had just picked up this amazingly soft french terry and decided it was just the right fabric for a cozy, lazy day top. I also chose to embellish a bit and add in this gorgeous organic jersey bicycle knit from Birch Fabrics, it had been burning a hole in my stash waiting for the right project.
I would say this is great for a beginner that is looking for something to step up just a bit from a very basic pattern. A serger and coverstich is helpful in the construction but not necessary at all. This could easily be done with just a regular machine using a stretch stitch or a narrow zig-zag.
I’ll be honest the thought of the thumb holes, had me a little worried. I was sure they would be difficult to add but much to my surprise, they were very well explained and was SUCH an easy technique to add.
The pocket was optional but I thought it was a good way to add in a little more of those awesome bikes! It’s a very fast little addition to spruce your hoodie up a bit.
Another aspect of this pattern that I loved was how quickly I was able to finish my first one. Keeping in mind that the more you make (especially after the pattern is already taped/traced) the quicker it will get, this is EASILY a naptime or evening project. That’s important, especially when its something I’m making for me. Since I rarely make time for that to begin with, knowing it won’t take all day makes me much more likely to make another!
The diagrams and directions were very easy to follow and I think the fabric requirements were right on, just be careful that you are laying the pieces out according to the diagram. I had exactly the right amount of fabric to get everything cut out.
I did think the fit was a little big, I wear a medium in almost any brand, this was the medium tunic length and it seemed a bit boxy for my personal taste, although I still love it! Next one I’m going to try a small so it’s a slightly more fitted top.