We have been sealing and shipping orders like crazy this week! So if you ordered a Lark Tee, it shouldn’t be long before you receive it (if you haven’t already). What does that mean for us here at Grainline? It’s time to start the Lark Tee Sew Along! We will be starting up the Sew Along on Monday, the 14th, with a post about sewing with knits. But we figured, why wait until then to start talking about fabrics? We have selected some specific fabrics that we think will work well for the different versions. The fabric you use for this pattern can greatly change the look of the finished shirt, which we think is pretty awesome and hope you do too! Jen and I have tried this pattern with tons of different (though carefully chosen) fabrics and the pattern has always yielded great results. We have included everything from tissue weight jersey to a heavier yarn dyed jersey. The most important thing to remember when shopping for knits is: you want a fabric with at least 20% stretch, which means most jersey knits will work great! If the fabric you choose has more or less than 20% stretch, just know the drape will change a bit.
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Mark your calendars and pick up your fabric, because we are about to get this sew along rolling! Here’s the breakdown for the next few weeks:
Day 01: Picking Fabric & Schedule Day 02: Working with Knits Day 03: Constructing your Tee’s Body & Attaching Sleeves Day 04: Applying Necklines - Scoop + Crew Day 05: Applying Necklines - V-Neck Day 06: Finishing the Neckline with a Boat Neck Day 07: Hemming your New Lark Tee Day 08: Variation 1 - Rounded Hem Day 09: Variation 2 - Surprise Day 10: Variation 3 - Draped Cardigan Day 11: Variation 4 - Surprise
Check back in with us for Day 02 of the Sew Along on September 14th. I hope this post helps you as you begin searching for that perfect bit of yardage for your new Lark. Are there any fabrics you have found that you’re really excited about using? If so, let us know! We can't wait to start seeing your finished Larks!