Watcha Wearin January: My “Boyfriend” Tee for Lounging

I was pretty excited when Tibeca over at Sewing by Ti asked if I wanted to join in her Watcha Wearin’ January blog tour. Since the weather’s been so drab, I’ve been feeling pretty uninspired about sewing and thought this would be the kick in the pants I needed to get back to my machines and fabric. Plus, the tour includes a pretty fabulous giveaway that EYMM is helping sponsor! I’m sad I can’t win, but you should make sure to read all the way to the bottom and enter to win through the Rafflecopter!

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Once the excitement of Christmas is over, I usually spend January hiding from the cold weather and snuggling with my kids and taking it easy. I’ve been thinking for a while that I’d like to have an over-sized “boyfriend” tee to wear on cozy days. However, finding an oversized tee to buy is a challenge considering I wear bigger sizes already. Good thing I know how to sew! I decided to take Parker’s Vintage Fit T-shirt for Men and make one for me!!

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I took my measurements and compared them to the men’s size chart. I decided to start with my bust size at the top and grade out the bottom (since my hips are a bigger size) rather than using the almost straight side seams included in the men’s pattern. If I hadn’t graded sizes, I would have had to use a bigger size in order for the hem to fit around my hips and I thought I would be risking it fitting too loose at my bust to look cute.

Because men’s shoulders are generally broader than women’s, I figured that even though I chose the size corresponding to my bust/chest size the shoulder seam would still hang off my shoulder … and that was the “oversized” feeling I was aiming for. My calculations were correct and I ended up with the perfect “boyfriend” tee for lounging around on cold winter days.

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I am digging how my “boyfriend” Parker’s Vintage Fit T-shirt for Men fits … though I’m still looking forward to Kymy finishing up the women’s version!!

If you sew up any EYMM patterns to share in the Watcha Wearin’ January linky (or any time!) and have any questions or want to show it off, we’d love to see you post in the EYMM Facebook group or on the EYMM Facebook page.

Happy Sewing!!  ~  Joelle

P.S. Tibeca has organized an awesome tour with bloggers every day this month! Go check out what others are wearing and sharing during this week of the Watcha Wearin’ January tour!

Sunday, January 22nd: Sewing By Ti, Embrace Everyday
Monday, January 23rd: Sewing By Ti, Tenille’s Thread
Tuesday, January 24th: Robynne & the Bobbin, Harper + Lu
Wednesday, January 25th: Mahlica Designs
Thursday, January 26th: Sew Sophie Lynn, Creative Counselor, Crafty Like a Rox
Friday, January 27th: Everything Your Mama Made and More
Saturday January 28th: Sewingly Michelle, Sewing By Ti, Wild and Wanderful

And don’t miss out on the giveaway!! All together, sponsors have donated 61 patterns and $235 in store credits to give away.Wondering how to enter? Use the Rafflecopter link below to go visit the sponsor groups (you don’t have to join them, but it’s fun if you do) for chances to win prize pack #1.

Prize Pack #1 includes:
2 patterns from 5 out of 4
2 patterns from A Sparkly Baby
1 pattern from Blank Slate
1 pattern from Closet Case Patterns
3 patterns from Create Kids Couture
2 patterns from Daydream Patterns
2 patterns from Duck Butt Designs
3 patterns from Everything Your Mama Made and More
1 pattern from Gracious Threads
1 pattern from Greenstyle Creations
1 pattern from Itch to Stitch
$20 store credit for Mummykins and me
2 patterns from New Horizons Designs
1 pattern from Laela Jeyne Patterns
1 pattern from Rad Patterns
3 patterns from Sew A Little Seam
2 patterns from Sew By Pattern Pieces
1 pattern from Street Style Patterns
1 pattern from Stitch Upon A Time
2 patterns from Winter Wear Designs
AND
$100 store credit to Raspberry Creek Fabrics to buy fabric to start sewing up your new patterns!

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Also, share your photos in the linky party for a chance to win the second prize pack.

Prize Pack #2 includes:
2 patterns from A Sparkly Baby
3 patterns from Bella Sunshine Designs
1 pattern from Closet Case Patterns
3 patterns from Create Kids Couture
2 patterns from Daydream Patterns
2 patterns from Duck Butt Designs
3 patterns from George and Ginger
1 pattern from Greenstyle Creations
1 pattern from Love Notions
2 patterns from New Horizons Designs
$20 Store Credit to Patterns for Pirates
1 pattern from Rad Patterns
2 patterns from Sew By Pattern Pieces
1 pattern from Sew Straight and Gather
1 pattern from Sis Boom
1 pattern from Stitch Upon A Time
1 Pattern from Street Style
3 patterns from Wardrobe By Me (Akinori Kimono, Urban Joggers and Ziggy Zipper Hoodie)
2 patterns from Winter Wear Designs
AND, of course you’ll need more fabric to sew up your new patterns!
$30 Store Credit to Pretty Posh Prints
$25 Store Credit to You Made Something
AND
2 yards of Art Gallery Fabric and a Solid Coordinate from NR Fabrics

All you need to do is share your photos in the linky party below. Don’t know how to join the linky party? Check out the tutorial Tibeca put together over on Sewing by Ti.

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8 Responses to “Watcha Wearin January: My “Boyfriend” Tee for Lounging”

  1. Tibeca January 27, 2017 at 1:17 pm #150607

    Way to get creative. Nothing like giving a pattern new life as another use.

    • Joelle January 30, 2017 at 11:38 am #150773

      Yes! It surely helps to stretch the “pattern dollars.” 😉

  2. Diane January 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm #150622

    Good idea, your shirt is cute!