Sewing the Pixie Tee (Chalk and Notch)
I grabbed the Pixie Tee pattern at the time of it’s release while the designer, Chalk & Notch, offered it for free for a few days. Honestly, I do not think I would have bought it otherwise … but in the end, I’m very happy with this slightly oversized t-shirt with an elasticated waist.
|Pixie Tee pattern||Chalk & Notch||1||0 €|
|White & gold jersey||Rascol||0,75 m||11,21 €|
|Gold cotton sergé ribbon||Fil 2000||2 m||1 €|
The Pixie Tee pattern
The Pixie Tee is loose t-shirt pattern for knit fabric. The pattern is available in two versions: version A has short sleeves and an elasticated hem and ties; the B version has long sleeves and a classic hem. Of course, all options are interchangeable.
For my first Chalk & Notch pattern, I’m not disappointed by the quality of the pattern. All the desirable options are there: choice of layers for sizes, A4 and A0 versions, imperial measurements and metric system, finished garment measurements, list of pages to be printed depending on the versions, etc.
No problem to raise your arms without having the elastic pulling the tee under the boobs!
Sewing the Pixie Tee
Here, I made version A without modifications, except for the use of a twill ribbon for the links instead of making them with the t-shirt’s fabric as proposed.
This jersey comes from Rascol, the famous coupon half-crush, half “only-10€-left-before-free-shipping” … Very good quality it seems, it is sewn very easily. I had more problems to find the golden ribbon … but not too golden, with lurex but not too synthetic, mmmh no, this one is too thin / wide / thick, etc.
I tell you, sometimes I tire myself.
Whatever. It took me almost a year to gather everything and get to sew it … but after that, easy peasy! Nothing to say about the sewing, it was easy, extremely well explained. And then hey, it’s just a t-shirt. A project for beginners.
Last words on the Pixie t-shirt
The Pixie Tee is a wardrobe staple with a nice little twist. Very comfortable, I discovered that it combines particularly well with my khaki Robinson pants. I wear the combo often enough, it’s an outfit that does not give me need to think!