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9.27.2016

Me Made: Two Aurora Tees // A Knock-off and Using Fabric I Designed

These tees have been a loooong time coming. Like all summer. I made one back in May, then a muslin during the summer, and finally the last tee a couple of weeks ago. I have used the Aurora Tee pattern (affiliate link) and altered it to make a tee I saw on pinterest and fell in love with. I loved the gray knit fabric paired with the gingham. It looks comfortable but cute. I decided to copy it with fabric I had in my stash. This is my resulting tee using both knit and woven fabric.
Me Made: Two Aurora Tees // A Knock-off and Using Fabric I Designed
Me Made: Two Aurora Tees // A Knock-off and Using Fabric I Designed
Mine is slightly different from my inspiration, but it turned out pretty similar. I did knit for both the front and the back with the woven on the sides and shorter woven sleeves. The original had a gingham back and slightly different sleeves.Me Made: Two Aurora Tees // A Knock-off and Using Fabric I Designed
This next picture shows my muslin. I used a french terry tunic I wasn't wearing anymore and cut it to make a muslin. At first I thought I'd wear it like this but there's too many panels so I just don't love it. I did enjoy sewing up this pattern though. It was easy and quick, and I think the shaping for a dolman sleeve tee is really good. I really love the panels because they're so flattering. I want to try it again using only knit fabric. The alterations I made to the Aurora:
I took the sides in 2" on each side.
Instead of using the facing I added a neckband.
I cut the side panels on the fold instead of cutting four and I cut them on the bias from woven fabric.
I cut the sleeves from woven fabric, and then I cut them short and cuffed them.
I used the sleeve tab from the Cheyenne tunic (affiliate link) with a matching snap to connect it.
Me Made: Two Aurora Tees // A Knock-off and Using Fabric I Designed
I used a periwinkle bamboo rayon spandex for the knit part of the tee. The color I got is out of stock, but here's a very similar color. It's leftover fabric from this tee dress. For the cuffs and panels I used some basic cotton woven fabric from Hancock's when they were liquidating everything. It's a subtle crosshatch look because the threads were dyed different colors before being woven together. I chose this fabric instead of gingham because it matched so perfectly with my periwinkle fabric.
Me Made: Two Aurora Tees // A Knock-off and Using Fabric I Designed
Bamboo rayon spandex drapes beautifully which you can see all the movement in this short video.
This next sweatshirt I made back in May. I was trying out the Aurora Tee pattern (affiliate link) for the first time. The alterations I made to this tee were to add a neckband and sleeve cuffs and take in the sides 1".Me Made: Two Aurora Tees // A Knock-off and Using Fabric I Designed
I was also trying out this ocean party pink fabric I designed. It's printed on polyester french terry. This was the first and only polyester fabric of theirs that I have purchased. It hasn't pilled at all yet, but I haven't worn it that much since I finished it right before summer started. I matched it with some turquoise cotton lyrca jersey remnant I had. The colors are gray, turquoise, pink, and purple on white. You can get the same print in ocean party blue and ocean party black and white.
Me Made: Two Aurora Tees // A Knock-off and Using Fabric I Designed
I don't think the polyester french terry is the best for this treatment. It doesn't drape nearly as well as the bamboo rayon spandex. It is definitely warm though so I will have to see if I wear it when it's cold.
Me Made: Two Aurora Tees // A Knock-off and Using Fabric I Designed

1 comment:

  1. These are great!!!!! Did you add any length?

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