Grainline Lark Tee

A white v-neck tee is suuuuper basic, but kind of totally necessary, right?

This is the v-neck, short sleeved Lark tee in a straight size four. As y'all know, I'm pretty new to knits, but I didn't find this tee to be super tricky; the most difficult part was the v-neck binding, but I stay stitched and clipped and trimmed and I was successful.

The parts that have some issues are the sleeves. I realized after the fact that I had forgotten to run a test bit of fabric through my serger, so they could just be a bit stretched out in the back, but I'm also wondering if I inserted them backwards? I'm not sure.

I'll definitely still wear this, probably often. But next time I make this pattern (which I think I will, I mean, it's a v-neck tee), I'll pay close attention to the sleeve insertion and my machine tension. We learn something from every project!

tee: grainline lark | jeans: j. crew (similar) | shoes: keds


ps: 97% of my pictures look like this:

allie J.

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  1. Hoorah for the under appreciated basics. I really like a shallow V neck too. Maybe you did put the sleeves in backwards. The subtle longer curved sleevehead front would explain the buckling you have there on the back.

  2. I just sewed a few long sleeve Lark Tees and LOVE them. I think this is my favorite basic knit pattern so far. I'm gaining more confidence with knit fabrics and feel mostly comfortable with them, but I still feel like there is SO MUCH TO LEARN. I feel like there's a lot more variability and in stretch fabrics than with stable fabrics.

  3. I can't live without my white tees. Your pup is so cute!!

  4. Unless you adjusted settings prior to sewing the side seams I think the tension issue would should up there too. Looks great from the front! You should wear this top :). I love my Lark Tee. The fit is really just how I like it. I agree with TresBienEnsemble that there is so much to learn about sewing knits. I find that they all act differently and that impacts the fit of everything.



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