I love everything about this pattern!
I was part of the testing group for the new Sun Kissed Tee from Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop. The Tee has two hem finish options – standard and a longer ruched, and there is also a Maternity Add-On Pack Available.
I tested the women’s size large ruched hem version, and I did not have to make any adjustments to the pattern at all. The pattern is drafted for the standard 5’5″ and I am 5’9, and the shirt is plenty long enough. If, however you need to lengthen or shorten it, there are cut lines on the pattern to do so.
I made the large based on my measurements (I have a very large chest) and that knit fabric tends to be a bit more fitted; however, I feel like I could have made a medium, and it would have worked just fine, especially with extra-stretchy fabric. I do like my clothes to be fitted, but not tight.
I absolutely love this shirt! I made several versions, one of which was a lace overlay, and I feel like I could easily wear it with a pair of slacks and it would look completely appropriate. It is versatile, comfortable, and very easy to make!
In addition, I made two color block versions for my 17-year-old daughter, Harley, and she loves them! She chose to have the longer-hemmed ruched tee without the ruching.
The Sun Kissed Tee is probably the easiest thing I have ever sewn. Seriously. It’s three pattern pieces, two seams, three hems, and a neck band. You can print the pattern, tape it together, and have a completed tee (or two) in an evening! I was able to cut the entire shirt from one yard of fabric!
I should mention – I am new to sewing knits, and I had never before sewn ruching, and this is the perfect beginning knit project, and it is a great way to learn ruching!
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