J Stern Tee
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.
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!