The Wanderlust Tee was created to fulfill my dream of an everyday, almost basic tee, with enough style to feel more fashionable than basic. This is the shirt I want to wear every day! Here's my three favorite tees I made in the course of designing the tee.
Amber's Black Hemp Stripe Wanderlust Tee
Materials: Natural and Black Hemp Stripe - 1 yard
The a-line fit of this tee is perfect for drapey knits like this hemp jersey in black and natural stripes. I love a classic striped tee!
The shoulders are fitted enough to feel put-together while the drop shoulder and slightly cropped silhouette give this tee a modern look.
Amber's Grey and Natural Stripe Wanderlust Tee
Materials: Grey and Natural Hemp Stripe Jersey - 1 yard
Modifications: Lengthened 1"
Speaking of how much I love stripes—and since I literally wanted to wear my Wanderlust every day—I made a second tee in this slightly wider hemp stripe in grey and natural.
By lengthening the top slightly, I can wear this with my lower-rise jeans. Next up, I plan on some solid basic tees!
Amber's Etoffe Emprevue Woven Wanderlust Tee
Materials: Etoffe Emprevue Birds in the Clouds Green - 2.25 yards
Modifications: made with a woven fabric
Even though I designed the Wanderlust Tee with jersey in mind, I realized that with its boxy fit, the pattern would probably work well with wovens. I whipped up this version in a mid-weight Japanese textured cotton print to test that theory out. I love the way it turned out!
The only thing I had to change about the construction was the neckline—I used the neck binding technique from the Fen pattern, cutting the neck piece on the bias.The narrower fabric and bias cut neck band meant I needed a bit more yardage for this one. I would like to try a version in a lightweight woven for a light and summery tee. I know there will be many Wanderlusts in my future, jersey or woven, either way they are sure to be wardrobe staples!
Tomorrow is the big day... Wanderlust Tee pattern release! Don't forget to come back and get the pattern for yourself!