A few weeks back I shared some fun girls’ t-shirts as part of a pattern tour, and mentioned that there was also a women’s version that I was going to sew. Several of you asked to see this version as well, and I am delivering today.
While I really like the girls’ pattern, I LOVE having one of my own. I seriously love envelope-style shirts, and you just can’t find them very often for women so the Extraordinary Girl for Women is amazing (affiliate).
I sewed this one with some Girl Charlee striped knit and a jersey knit sheet I got last year (it’s the same sheet I made this maternity dress from actually). I love the combination because it’s soft and mustard is a color I wear often.
I love that the shoulders provide enough coverage that I don’t have to constantly check for showing bra straps (because that’s annoying) and the detail is what sells me on this shirt.
I actually made the sleeves elbow length for this version because that’s all the stripe fabric I had–and I really like it! The pattern includes long and 3/4 sleeves, both of which I really like too. I’m a 3/4 sleeve girl year round actually. It sews up pretty quickly and it’s such a fun shirt with the subtle hi-low hem and (of course) the fabulous shoulder detail.
Now I just want to make several more Extraordinary Girl tees–I often pull it straight out of the dryer and put it on so it hasn’t had much drawer time which means I obviously need to make more.
Photos by Jenae Briggs