The Skiff Tee pattern is here! I posted a sneak peek of the line drawings in my Facebook group Sew Jennuine Design what seems like ages ago. Other obligations and the holidays pushed it back, but I got it published in January!
This is a really fun tee! The silhouette is a simple slim-fitting tee with a bateau neckline. A perfect staple for a wardrobe that’s just a little different than a standard tee. But add in the colorblocking details on the bodice and sleeve and you’ve got a whole world of possibilities! The colorblocking is modeled after the seaman’s Breton style sweaters of France.
The colorblocking goes across the torso and sleeves. Block the bodice and sleeves for the style I made Arden, or just one or the other.
On the colorblocked bodice, I eliminated the shoulder seam, making the join in the back an interesting yoke detail. If you make this in stripes, it will automatically rotate over the shoulders for this great chevron effect.
I also included the cut lines to piece the front and back bodices on all styles so you could really go to town mixing and matching fabrics.
There are options for a straight hem, or this vented hem with a slightly longer back. The edges of the vent are neatly enclosed for a clean finish.
There’s even a secret chest pocket tucked into the seam of the front bodice! It’s perfectly sized for stashing a little treasure. Add a little tab with a button or snap if you like – the pattern pieces and placement are included. A patch pocket can be placed on the plain tee.
Carin made this version with embroidered mesh for the upper bodice/yoke and shoulder pieces – isn’t that the greatest? She paired this with a pair of Flash Leggings; modified with the ruffled bottoms. Stretch lace would also make a lovely sheer yoke.
The Skiff Tee is on release sale for just $5 – no code needed. While you’re shopping, pick up any of the rest of my single patterns for 25% off with code SKIFFRELEASE. Pricing good through Tuesday, February 7.
Since the Skiff Tee is meant for girls and boys I kept all the feminine details for something else I’m working on: an expansion pack to take the Skiff Tee into a Skiff Dress! I’ll also show how to adjust the construction to include a horizontal flounce around the bodice that can be used for a tee or dress version. The dress will add a straight vented or rounded dolphin hem and an optional drawstring or elastic waist, as well as a sleeveless version.
This one has been fun! Now to get that dress ready!