Not long before we left I got the opportunity to test a super secret pattern for Jess from Gracious Threads which is to be included in the upcoming issue of the fabulous One thimble e-zine. Thi super secret pattern is a gorgeous colourblocked tee suitable for boys or girls, called the Traveller Tee.
I cannot say just how much I love this pattern, it goes together flawlessly and gives such a professional finish. I couldn't decide what fabric to use for my test and in the end I stumbled across a mens tee in a charity shop and decided to upcycle it for Mr A, being car themed I knew he would love it.
The tee was from the local streetcar race from some years ago I think but was still in perfect condition and rummaging through my stash I found the perfect complementary fabric for the side panels. I managed to get the front/back/sleeves out of the original tee and even salvaged the neck band :-)
|Trying out St John's Chair, Scotland|
|Checking out Hardrian's Wall, England|
|Exploring the Roman settlement of Vindolanda, England|
|Walkway by Hadrian's Wall, England|
|Saving Baby Inge, Beauval Zoo, France (No babies were harmed in the taking of this photo)|
|Hanging out with the primates, Beauval Zoo, France|
|At the bottom of 100 steps, Blois, France|
I would highly recommend this pattern as a bit of a variation on the normal tee, and I can't wait to try and version with trim for girls. It is a lovely slim fit for Mr A (I did a straight size 6 and the fit is perfect) and it works really well for upcycling as well. Fab pattern Jess it was a pleasure to test it for you.