My wardrobe is pretty short on casual tops, and I thought the Sloppy Josephine from Papercut Patterns looked really promising. Described as a “perfect tee for slouching around in, or for tucking in to your high waisted jeans or skirts for a feminine look”. I don’t own any high-waisted jeans but I am the queen of slouching around!!
If you haven’t checked out Papercut Patterns already, do it! The patterns come in the cutest packaging…their own cardboard box…with a hanger, how cool is that? The pattern pieces are on sturdy brown recycled paper, and the instructions come in a booklet!
I cut the medium and whilst I really like the fit and it is super comfortable for slouching around in, I feel the neck is too wide. It keeps falling off my shoulders and needs a tank underneath, unless you are happy showing off your bra straps 80s style of course! When I make this again (and I will) I will take a couple of inches out of the centre front & back, tapering out to the bottom as the next sizes down won’t bring it in enough.
Aside from this, this top sewed up super fast, from cutting to finishing was about an hour and a half max including some distractions from Twitter! I sewed all the seams on my overlocker and finished the hem with a twin needle.
I made a couple of minor adjustments:
- I didn’t bind the neckline as suggested, instead I cut a strip of fabric 2″ wide and a couple of inches shorter than the neckline and stretched it on
- As I am pretty short, I took about 3″ off the length
This is a good basic tee pattern that is easy to make up. It’s very comfy and I already wear it a lot. With a narrower neckline, I feel this will be my new go to tee for spring!