I really liked the colors, as did The Man. He would have been happy to have a tee in this fabric for himself but, since he likes his tees enormously long and with large pockets, there wasn't quite enough fabric to kit him out. Especially given the demands of stripe matching.
|Kirsten Tee from Maria Denmark|
|Back view. Not too exciting.|
I was left with a tantalizing remnant. It looked like it should be enough to eek out a sleeveless tee, but I'd be sporting a crop top if I wasn't pretty creative with layout.
That night in bed I had a little "ah-ha" moment and realized that, since this knit has 4-way stretch, I could just flip the fabric to cut the pieces on the cross-grain.
|Alabama Chanin tee, sleeveless version|
I had just enough fabric so that I could give some thought to stripe matching on this axis too.
I didn't get a good shoulder shot to demonstrate, but I even managed to match the stripes going front to back.
And I chevroned the stripes at the side seams. Not identically, if you compare the left side to the right side, but if you only look at me from one side at a time, it's pretty good!