Hi everyone! Susan here… with another of my Austin Tees. Sorry not sorry. Since I already have eight(!) of them in my closet and they’re each getting worn on the regular, what choice do I have but to share another one with y’all today?
I feel pretty sure you know this fabric. 😉 It’s Melissa’s Idle Wild print, and I’ve been hoarding it foreverrrr. The more I love a fabric, the more aging it seems to get in my stash. I won’t use it until I’m already sure that a pattern fits me just right and it won’t end up in the donation pile.
But as I’ve mentioned, the Austin fits me to a T (haha). So the cool thing is that the ones in my closet are ones I really love, because I was trusting enough to cut into the fabrics for them.
Since I can’t-stop-won’t-stop making Austins, I do like to change it up a little sometimes. For this one, I made it a rounded v neck! I love the shape of v necklines, and it gives me other necklace options. 🙂
To make the v, I widened the neckline an inch on each side, then drew the curved v down to the dot on the center front of the pattern (that dot noting where to stop sewing for the split neck version). Then I widened the back neckline the same amount, blending to the original depth. I sewed the neckband in like this.
And one last note — The first printing of this fabric sold out quickly, and it did get reprinted. So it can still be found now and then on Etsy!