Sewing Staples: The Green Tee

Its fun to sew fancy clothing, with intricate details and a big wow factor. But that’s not what I wear on a daily basis. What I wear on a daily basis, are T shirts. Sure, I could buy an ill fitting and poorly constructed one at target for $15, but it would fall apart after one season, and be made of low quality fabric, probably by starving children in a third world country. OR, I can spend 30 minutes in my sewing room, have a ball, and whip up a Green Tee every chance I get!

The best part about the new Green Tee Pattern by Greenstyle Creations? It’s FREE as part of the 10K Celebration with a coupon code in the Facebook Group!

With options for short or long sleeves, a v neck or a nice scoop, the Green Tee has you covered. It’s fitted in the chest, but skims the waist and hips- perfect for my #mombod that sometimes eats a few too many Goldfish crackers (I can’t help it! They’re EVERYWHERE).

And for you nursing mamas out there, the v neck is low enough for nursing! It doesn’t get any better than that!

I’ve made two versions so far, but I have a pile of fabric sitting on my cutting table for a dozen more.

My first Green Tee is made from rayon spandex from Pretty Posh Prints. You may have seen a sneak peek when I sewed up my Moxi shorts here– it was so hard to keep it a secret!

When I first got this fabric in the mail, I almost re sold it, concerned it would look too much like grandma’s couch. I’m so glad I kept it, because after I sewed it up and tried it on I fell in love! Maybe grandma was more stylish than I thought!

If you’re new to V-necks- don’t overlook this option! Angelyn’s instructions are top notch, and I love the video on Hey June’s website here as well. It takes a little practice, but nothing compares to the satisfaction of a good pointy “V”. If you chicken out, the scoop is pretty awesome too.

My second version is in a grey modal from Knitpop. While it lacks the pizazz of a floral or printed fabric, this drapey heathered grey is a perfect wardrobe staple. The modal was much easier to wrangle than rayon spandex (which I love to wear but hate to sew!), and is like heaven against my skin.

I actually used the wrong side of the fabric for this tee- on accident! I spent a good 10 minutes getting my “V” to line up perfectly, only to find that it was sewn on to the wrong side of the fabric. I wasn’t about to rip out that beauty, so I cut apart the shoulders, re-sewed them, and used the wrong side as the right side for the rest of my project. As it turns out, I really love the look- it gives it a more worn in vibe than the slightly shiny right side. In the words of Tim Gunn, I “made it work”!

Go join the Facebook group, grab your Green Tee pattern, and start sewing an army of wardrobe basics so you can wear handmade every day! Don’t forget to check out the Facebook group daily to enter to win fabric prizes, get exclusive retailer discounts, and sew and share your #movinitgreenstyle posts to be eligible for the grand prize (a Silhouette Cameo!).

And, don’t forget about the Brassie Jogger Sewalong I’ll be hosting over at Knitpop from 6/12-6/15- there’s even a coupon code to get the Brassies for 25% off and several opportunities to win prizes! Nothing goes better with a Green Tee than a nice pair of Brassie Shorts- instant momiform!
Note: some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to purchase something using the link a small percentage goes back to me to caffinate myself in the morning after a long night of sewing! Thank you!



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  1. Abigail on June 9, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    So “Grandma’s couch” caused me to nearly choke on my water. I should really know better than to drink water while reading sewing blogs. Y’all often say the funniest most unexpected things sometimes. LOL. Both of these came out great and the fit looks good on you.

    • Sarah on June 9, 2017 at 5:10 pm

      I’m glad I made you laugh- but please don’t choke! Lol! Thank you!

  2. […] If you’re new to the phenomenon that is the Green Tee, you can get it for FREE by joining the Greenstyle Creations Facebook Group (check the pinned post at the top for the exclusive code). The Green Tee works well in a variety of fabrics: brushed poly, rayon spandex, cotton lycra, french terry, etc. You can see the other Green Tee’s I’ve made HERE. […]

  3. […] serger for construction. I chose the free Green tee by Greenstyle Creations (made before here and here), and sized up for a slightly more relaxed […]

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