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J Stern Tee

  • A J Stern Tee makes a very good yoga top

    My favorite line in the children's book, Eloise, is, "An egg cup makes a very good hat."

    Why does a J Stern Tee make a very good yoga top? It isn't so loose that it pools around my neck when I touch my toes; It isn't so low that it exposes my cleavage when I lean forward; It moves with me without clinging. In other words, I need a top that is tight enough to stay in place, but isn't too revealing or constricting. I decided to make a sleeveless J Stern Tee in a striped bamboo knit to see how it worked. It worked great! I didn't finish the edges, so sewing up the shirt was super fast. Thank you, Jennifer: An egg cup makes a very good hat, and your tee shirt makes a very good yoga top.

    I love the different directions of the larger stripes. Photo by Andrea Jones. I love the different directions of the larger stripes. Photo by Andrea Jones.

    The bamboo jersey is beefy enough to hide lumps and bumps. Photo by Andrea Jones. The bamboo jersey is beefy enough to hide lumps and bumps. Photo by Andrea Jones.

    It's also the perfect length. Photo by Andrea Jones. It's also the perfect length. Photo by Andrea Jones.

  • J Stern T

    Close up of the J Stern T. Andrea Jones Photo. Close up of the J Stern T. Andrea Jones Photo.

    Lengthening and pattern-piece-fitting ala Jennifer. Lengthening and pattern-piece-fitting ala Jennifer.

    Jennifer Stern and Moi! Jennifer Stern and Moi!

    The first thing I did when I joined PatternReview.com was enroll in Jennifer Stern's tutorial on how to do a full-bust-adjustment on her signature T-shirt. It's a great tutorial. Jennifer is a calm and clear instructor. Despite being an avid full-bust-adjuster, I could not have figured out how to alter this T without Jennifer's tutorial. She shows how to alter each piece so they fit together perfectly.

    You gals may have already figured this out, but the full-bust-adjustment has more to do with length than width. I guess I should have figured that out years ago when I tried on my 1,047th empire waist dress that cut straight across my bust instead of below it!

    I love this pattern. AND, I got to meet the famous-to-me Jennifer Stern in person when I attended the American Sewing Expo in Detroit this fall.  I took Jennifer's jeans-fitting class. I can't wait to make the jeans. All I need is a long stretch of free time! 

     

    Front of the T. Andrea Jones Photo. Front of the T. Andrea Jones Photo.

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