The Jarrah Tee Hack
Retro boxy tee hack gives me all the summer vibes! This time I decided to hack the Jarrah Sweater to make a t-shirt using leftover striped cotton jersey fabric that I had purchased from Blackbird Fabrics last year. I am finally going through my fabric stash.
This was a make it work moment with limited fabric and a stripped print ah! If you have sewn with stripes you know…getting those lines to match up is something else. The tee is far from perfect but I LOVE it so much! It’s super soft and will for sure be a staple in my closet.
The base was a sleeveless Jarrah Sweater. I altered the pattern by making two sleeves. Each sleeve had two pieces of 3” x 7.5” serger together on the short ends. It was attached the same way as the neckline. Since I ran out of fabric I shorted the bottom hem using the same length but the width was halved. This was not ideal as the stripes did not match along the bottom hem.
Stripes are hard to sew but with limited fabric even more challenging. It’s not perfect but it’s done and I now have a fun boxy tee to wear. At the end of the day that is the end goal is not?
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