Our Tarlee T-Shirt is here!
What's special about our T-Shirt?
Our Tarlee T-Shirt [pronounced like Taa-lee] is the perfect fitted-but-not-tight top that is great for layering or wearing alone!
The back features a shaped seam that’s designed to fit your body and includes shaping for a rounded high back so the back neck sits flat.
The Tarlee can be sewn on a serger/overlocker or entirely on a regular domestic sewing machine, and the neckband and turtleneck include notches, for a no-fuss application that lets you skip the quartering process!
Our customisable turtleneck
You can mix and match sizes between your turtle and the rest of the garment to accommodate different neck sizes, fabrics, and personal preference. We've also included a handy inset piece to make it easy to convert your pattern pieces from crewneck to turtleneck and back again! No more keeping track of tiny pieces of paper.
Perfect for layering!
The Tarlee T-Shirt was designed to be worn as a layering piece or alone. The shoulder seam should sit close to your natural shoulder point, which makes it perfectly for layering under dresses, sweaters, and other tops!
What fabric for your Tarlee T-Shirt?
The Tarlee T-Shirt is designed to be sewn with knit fabrics with 2-way or 4-way stretch. We suggest cotton jersey, cotton/spandex jersey, interlock, bamboo jersey, merino jersey, merino interlock, cotton/modal jersey
4-way stretch fabric has stretch and recovery that is equal in both the horizontal and vertical directions. 2-way stretch fabrics stretch in one direction, usually from selvedge to selvedge (but can be in other directions depending on the knit), and also recover. You can hear Leila chat about and show you some fabrics with 4-way and 2-way stretch on this video.
What fabric did we use?
We partnered with A+R Fabrics for this pattern release, and Trin generously provided fabric for our samples. Leila sewed a charcoal marle merino jersey turtleneck and a black organic cotton/elastane long sleeve crewneck t-shirt. I sewed a whiskey merino jersey turtleneck and a white organic cotton/elastane short-sleeve crewneck t-shirt.