Alright, our newest pattern, the Lark Tee, is finally here! This pattern was born out of a hole in my own closet, the need for a tee that was sleek and put together without being either skin tight, too baggy, or boyfriend style. I also wanted the sleeves slim enough for layering without them bunching up inside of whatever garment I’m wearing over it. I had tees that almost reached one of these requirements but finding something that hit all of them was a difficult task without paying a good bit of money.
We’ve included a ton of options with this pattern, crew neck, scoop neck, boat neck, and v-neck along with 4 different sleeve lengths.
The other exciting thing about the Lark is that because we made sure all of our style options are interchangeable, you have the potential to create 16 different tees by mixing and matching sleeves and necklines. Want a boatneck top with long sleeves? We’ve got it! A v-neck with cap sleeves? Yep! Scoop neck with 3/4 sleeves? Well, you get the idea.
The Lark is drafted for knits with at least 20% stretch so most jersey knits should work just fine. Knits with a higher or lower percentage of stretch can work, but keep in mind if you’re over or under a bit on the stretch percentage your tee may have slightly more or less drape. As with our other knit pattern, the Linden, instructions for using both a regular sewing machine and serger are included in the pattern.
We’ll be doing a quick sew-along to accompany this pattern that will begin on the 14th. In addition to the step-by-step instructions we have some really good variations cooked up, including this striped cardigan version made using the crew neck and long sleeve pattern pieces. More on the sew-along in our next post though.