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Oops, I did it again (another baseball tee)

2014 March 8
by elizabeth_admin

Yep, folks.  You read that right.  I made another baseball tee yesterday.  That’s three in three days.  I. just. can’t. stop.

This time I used a different knit print in purple.  I carefully marked my bust point and laid my pattern out on the print with a careful eye.  And what did I get for all that careful premeditated work?  Pasties.  Yes, that’s right.  Pasties.  Sigh.

But did that stop me from wearing it to Little League Opening Day???  Are you kidding me?  Of course not.  I wore that top proudly.  I would have worn tassels but it wasn’t appropriate to the venue.  😉

I attached the hem band at first, but didn’t like it on this top.  The knit print was really lightweight and it didn’t look “right” with the hem band.  So I hacked it off and just coverstitched the hem instead.  I think it works perfectly now.  Well, except for the pasties, of course.

Well, here it is in all its pastie glory…



I think I might try a lace tee next.  It’s been on my mind lately.  And now that I have the baseball tee obsession scratched, I’m ready for something else now.  Although I think I’m ready to name this pattern (Simplicity 5271) to TNT status.


14 Responses leave one →
  1. March 8, 2014

    Great shirt Elizabeth.

  2. March 8, 2014

    I like it! Pasties and all 🙂 Well to be honest I didn’t notice any “pasties” I just noticed how nice and centered the print design was on the front of the shirt .

    • elizabeth_admin permalink*
      March 8, 2014

      Sharon, you were the one who started my obsession!

  3. John Yingling permalink
    March 8, 2014

    The purple print is very cool, less baseball raglan, more boho hipster. The neckband looks a little loose, maybe you need to decrease the neckband somewhat so you will need to stretch it to fit the neckline, thereby eliminating the wavy edges. It also looks like you need to decrease your neck width an inch so the collar band hugs your side neck without the gaps that are visible in the photo. When I develop t-shirt patterns for clients, my rule of thumb is make the collar band 90% the length of the neckline. So if you total neckline is 20″, the collar band will finish at 18″. Of course, not all fabrics stretch in the same way, so a muslin test is necessary, but the 90% rule is always a good start.

  4. March 8, 2014

    Lace baseball tee? Could work…or might be horrendous!

  5. March 9, 2014

    The pasties effect is only noticeable after you mentioned it.

    I like the fabric so much. I think the pasties effect can be toned down with a wash of thinned down textile paint to reduce the value contrast. Then it will read more boho ethnic print and less pasties. Stop by next time you are in LA and we can fix that in 10 min.

  6. March 9, 2014

    TNTs are great; congratulations on finding another!

    I didn’t notice the pasties. It’s just another lovely top.

  7. Judi permalink
    March 9, 2014

    I wouldn’t have noticed the pasties at all if you hadn’t said anything…but you were sooo funny! The design is close enough together and all the way down that it looks fine, in fact it’s a pretty tee. I hope you to make the lace one this weekend.
    John’s comments were helpful for me!

  8. Smith all permalink
    March 9, 2014

    Lovely look for a baseball tee!

  9. March 9, 2014

    awesome! I really like this print & the way it works in this design with the black sleeves 🙂

  10. March 9, 2014

    I don’t see pasties! I think you did great job centering the design.

  11. March 9, 2014

    These are all adorable, but this one is my favorite. And I’m glad to see you’re in a sewing groove.

  12. March 16, 2014

    That is a great top! I like all your baseball tees but I like this one best 🙂 I am very impressed by how productive you are with your sewing!

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